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BIM Integration

Last modified by Iwona Budny Bjergø on 2023/02/02 09:14

There are several ways to connect FEM-Design with other software.

IFC file format

FEM-Design can read IFC models and create native and editable FEM-Design analytical model elements from structural elements. Numerous checking and automatic adjustment tools ensure the continuity of the analytical model created during the import, the correct connection of its elements.

See: Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)

SAF file format

SAF (Structural Analysis Format) is an open-source format developed and optimized for exchanging structural analytical models between modelers and analysis software. Besides improving the collaboration between structural engineers, SAF is focusing on a practical, easy-to-use, Excel-based format that can be used in daily practise by structural engineers.

See: Structural Analysis Model Sharing (SAF)

StruXML Revit Add-In

StruSoft offers a free tool that enables direct communication between FEM-Design and Autodesk Revit Structure. StruSoft StruXML Revit Add-In enables two - directional communication between Revit and FEM-Design. It is a powerful, but at the same time easy to use, tool that transfers the analytical model along with its properties between the two programs.

See: StruSoft StruXML Revit Add-In

Tekla Tools

StruSoft offers a set of free tools that enable direct communication between FEM-Design and Tekla Structures. The two independent tools exchange data through an external file in xml format, called struxml.

See: Tekla Tools

Allplan connection

StruSoft offers a free tool that enables smart connection between FEM-Design and Nemetschek Allplan. While the load-bearing structural objects are exchanged between the two programs via IFC, this tool allows us to insert the 3D bar and surface reinforcement objects designed with FEM-Design as intelligent, editable objects in the Allplan projects.

See: Allplan connection

IDEA StatiCa connection

StruSoft offers a brand new tool that enables a smart connection between FEM-Design and IDEA StatiCa. The tool allows for sending 3D steel structures, or even just selected connected members and their internal forces as intelligent input for detailed design and verification of steel connections between FEM-Design and Idea StatiCa.

See: IDEA StatiCa connection

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