Robot Structural Analysis Public Roadmap 


Along with the 2021 release of Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software, we would like to give you some insight into the future plans for Robot Structural Analysis and share a refreshed product roadmap.

If you have read our recently published Point of View on the future of Structural Analysis you know that we are working hard to making engineers more connected to BIM through modern analysis workflows. We see the future of Structural Analysis requiring robust analysis and design tools that are modern and more collaborative. Robot is well-positioned to be part of this future vision with its versatility and quality solvers supporting multiple industry segments across broader, conceptual to detailed, design phases.


Public roadmap sharing ground rules:

This roadmap may make statements regarding future events and development efforts for our products and services. These statements reflect our current expectations based on what we know today. Our plans are not intended to be a promise or guarantee of future delivery of products, services or features and purchasing decisions should not be made based upon these statements. We do not assume any responsibility to update this roadmap to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the publish date of this roadmap.

We use these marks and colors to keep track of the roadmap details.

Modeling and BIM Connectivity

This is a category of improvements that is important as it sets forth and responds to requirements around desired analytical modeling productivity and collaboration practices. Not only does it need to foster engineering productivity and freedom of capturing design decisions in modeling environment, it should also help engineers work with the broader design team when needed. Having Robot shipped and developed along with the Revit BIM authoring platform in the Autodesk AEC Collection provides the opportunity for further modernization of the overall user experience in regards to the BIM workflows.


Even though Robot comes with a set of renowned quality solvers supporting multiple types of analysis, there is still work to be done to expand the types of solvers to match the changing responsibilities of engineers and to make the job of structural engineers easier and even more assisted by analysis. One example is when engineers use analysis methods to support early design decisions (e.g: structural columns arrangements, building forms assessment, etc.). Another is when responding to the industry’s changing requirements and regulations around security and sustainability goals. Below you will find development focus areas that serve to help address these requirements for analysis.

Code Design

In this category we invest in code design compliance. This is an area where some out-of-the-box codes of Robot are indispensable to run analysis and to make mainstream and detailed design decisions. At the same time Robot, along with Revit, is open for specialized and tailored-where-needed code design tools from the broader partner ecosystem, especially in the areas where it intersects with model based detailing workflows.

This is all for now. Stay tuned to hear more about BIM-centric analysis workflows from us. I also want to encourage you to share your feedback along the way via Robot’s forum, Idea station, direct emails, linked-in messages, whatever works best for you.

Robot Structural Analysis Team

Pawel Piechnik

Director of Product Management, Structures Product Line at Autodesk. Having both structural engineering and computer science background, Pawel has worked to apply computer software to the AEC industry for around twenty five years. He is looking after product strategies for Autodesk's structural authoring and analysis products supporting Structural Design through Fabrication to Construction workflows. Find him on Twitter @piechnikp and LinkedIn

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    Where is the robot program development plan towards the material nonlinear analysis of concrete structures & design of comosite columns and slabs?

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    Dear Staff Where is the robot program development plan towards the performance-based sesimic design & evaluation method ? Do you not see that you are late compared to other programs?

  3. pavlo_ukraine

    Hello, Pawel. I see in the Road map that you are going to do a lot of enhancements for required reinforcement. Is it possible to expect some improvements in the visualization of Required reinforcement. Some ideas can be taken from Robot Structural Ideas "Required reinforcement visualization for the RC Beams and the RC Columns First. to show in a model the required reinforcement for beams and columns with stirrup spacing the diameter and legs number according Transversal reinforcement (Calculation Parameter Definition) Second. to show in a model the required reinforcement for beams and columns with number of bars the diameter of the bars according to Longitudinal reinforcement (Calculation Parameter Definition)." Thank you.

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    Hi any news about the most voted Robot idea ? (Brazilian Design Code)


    Hello, Pawel Piechnik. Is it possible to expect that Russian codes for the concrete and steel will be changed? The code SP63.13330.2012 has to be replaced with SP63.13330.2018(Concrete and won concrete construction Design requirements) then the code SP16.13330.2011 has to be replaced with SP16.13330.2017(Steel structures). There were changed some coefficients in formulas. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you

  6. darksas2009

    Hello, Pawel Piechnik. Is it possible to expect that Russian codes for the concrete and steel will be changed? The code SP63.13330.2012 has to be replaced with SP63.13330.2018 then the code SP16.13330.2011 has to be replaced with SP16.13330.2017. There were changed some coefficients in formulas. Thank you.

  7. EPManny86

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE....For Display of deflections may you allow for an option to display deflections based on each of the 6 degrees of freedom, both globally and locally? This is very important in assessing structural behavior.

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    When are german design codes fully supported?

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