Every section and material of bar elements defined in FEM-Design has to be mapped into corresponding materials and family types in Revit project. Read more about the mapping process in Mapping.

Columns

A column element defined in FEM-Design is imported to Revit project as a Structural Column element. Along with the geometry of a column, following properties are transferred:

  • Rotation
  • Releases: assigned as Start and End release parameter of analytical column.
  • Structural Material: mapping required.

Eccentricity of a column defined in FEM-Design cannot be transferred into Revit project. The default position of an analytical column, in relation to physical column, will always be Center.

 

Beams

A beam element defined in FEM-Design is imported to Revit project as a Structural framing: Beam element. Along with the geometry of a beam, following properties are transferred:

  • Rotation: assigned as Cross-section rotation instance parameter of a physical beam.
  • Releases: assigned as Start and End release parameter of analytical beam.
  • Structural Material: mapping required.
  • Eccentricity: assigned as y Offset Value and z Offset value instance parameter of a physical beam.

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Trusses

A truss element defined in FEM-Design is imported to Revit project as a Structural framing: Brace element. Along with the geometry of a truss element, following properties are transferred:

  • Rotation: assigned as Cross-section rotation instance parameter of a physical beam.
  • Structural Material: mapping required.

There is no possibility of defining release conditions of a truss element in FEM-Design therefore, imported braces will be assigned with the default Revit release conditions, i.e. user defined (start) / pinned (end).  There are no eccentricity settings for a truss element in FEM-Design therefore, braces will be imported with the default position of the analytical model, which is center of element.

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