Each of the shell elements (plates and walls) has to be mapped separately into corresponding type of a floor of wall element in Revit. Read more about the mapping process in Mapping.

Plates

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

  • Structural Material: as parameter of a floor type chosen at mapping.
  • Eccentricity: one of the three alignment settings from FEM-Design is imported to FEM-Design as z Projection parameter of an analytical floor element, according to the following rule:
    • Top /Left alignment from FD --> z Projection: Top of Slab
    • Center alignment from FD --> z Projection: Center of Slab
    • Bottom/Right alignment from FD --> z Projection: Bottom of Slab

Be aware that a manual definition of an eccentricity value for a plate in FEM-Design (e[m]) cannot be imported along with the plate element.

Walls

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

  • Structural Material: as parameter of a floor type chosen at mapping.
  • Eccentricity: alignment settings from FEM-Design are imported to FEM-Design as z Projection parameter of an analytical wall element, according to the following rule:
    • Left alignment from FD --> z Projection: Interior Face
    • Center alignment from FD --> z Projection: Center of element
    • Right alignment from FD --> z Projection: Exterior Face

Be aware that a curve wall in FEM-Design is modeled as a number of regular walls and this is also the way it will be imported to Revit.

Profiled panels

Profiled plate panels created in FEM-Design model can be saved to struxml as plate elements and imported to Revit as Floor: Structural. The same rules apply as in case of importing plate elements. Each group of profiled panels will be exported as one floor boundary.

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Created by Iwona Budny Bjergø on 2019/06/21 15:08
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