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Updates to Revit Extensions for timber and rebar

Michael Gustafson
September 19, 2018

Customers have historically used Revit for concrete rebar and timber modeling and documentation including use of  Autodesk productivity extensions delivered as Revit® Extensions. However, in recent years many customers have found value in adopting automated Revit apps provided by regional technology partners, particularly for timber and reinforcement. For this reason, as of April 20, 2018, Autodesk will not deliver Revit® Extensions for Autodesk® Revit® 2019. Instead, customers using the timber and reinforcement modeling extensions can easily migrate to alternative solutions delivered by technology partners. Below we will share more details about how this migration will work.

Concrete Rebar and the quest for integrated design to detailing

Autodesk started investing several years ago to make Revit the platform for BIM-based concrete. Today, many have adopted Revit for concrete planning and production and also in reinforcement detailing. A primary reason is the number of technology partners extending Revit as a platform for rebar design and detailing. These partners customize Revit for the local needs of their markets, bringing greater productivity gains to their customers  as detailed in this blog post on BIM for reinforced concrete.

One such partner is Symetri, based in Northern Europe. Symetri has been in the business of delivering apps on top of Autodesk products for years, including tools for reinforcement detailing.  Symetri will deliver the reinforcement extension capabilities within Revit Extensions as part of their Naviate Rebar Extension. They will make it available at no cost to customers using Revit 2019 and it will be released in late 2018. We are excited to have this agreement with Symetri to improve the capabilities of Revit for reinforcement detailing.

Timber and the adoption of DfMA

As the adoption of DfMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) practices rises in residential and low-rise commercial buildings, we see a number of technology partners delivering more integrated timber design to fabrication workflows using Revit.

As stated above, Autodesk will not deliver Revit Extensions for Revit 2019, and this includes the timber modeling extension. As a path forward for customers, we encourage users of this extension to adopt one of our AEC Industry Partner solutions that are based on Revit. Partners hsbcad, AGACAD, and StrucSoft provide robust timber modeling apps for Revit that help structural engineers, architects, and detailers automate the design to detailing process for timber elements. Capabilities include integrated structural analysis, estimating, documentation, shop deliverables, and even exports to CAM/ERP systems.

These partners will deliver free versions of their Revit apps to existing timber extension customers for Revit 2019.

Next steps

To learn more about the technology partners and their Revit apps mentioned above, you can visit them here:

Symetri for reinforcement

 

 

 

 

 

hsbcad apps for CLT and timber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strucsoft apps for timber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For AGACAD apps for timber,  CLT, SIPS, and heavy-timber framing

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Michael Gustafson

Michael is currently Senior Industry Strategy Manager for Structural Engineering, responsible for establishing long-term Industry Strategy for structural analysis, design, detailing and fabrication with Autodesk. Michael practiced structural engineering at Ellerbe Becket and holds a BS and MS from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Michael J. Coles College of Business.

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  1. djhilario88

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    una completa cagada de autodesd revit ..

    1. Sylvia KnauerSylvia Knauer

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      thanks for your comment. We understand your frustration, but we feel that leveraging our industry partner’s expertise will ultimately provide the best experience to you and our other customers.

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