Revit extension provides the Revit software with various capabilities that enhances Revit productivity. The extension is free for subscribers. The Revit extension can be downloaded from the subscription website. The extension is now divided into different applications, and these other applications must be downloaded from Autodesk Exchange Apps, where again you require to have active subscription to download them. Some of the ‘must have’ tools for Revit Structure that enhances Revit productivity are mentioned below.
Revit Extension: Already existing in several releases, Revit extension enables you to see many tools available in Revit ribbon> Extensions tab, as soon as you install it. Some of the things that can be done with the help of Revit Extension are:
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Structural Analysis Toolkit: Structural model in Revit Structure cannot be analyzed. The model needs to be exported and studied in other analysis software.
Structural Analysis Toolkit provides link to Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. Even if you do not have Robot, it allows you to analyze your model in Structural Analysis 360. Use of Structural Analysis 360, allows you to upload your model and analyze it on the cloud and when it is done, the final outcome can be downloaded and explored from within Revit.
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Timber Framing: Available for both Revit Architecture as well as Revit Structure, Timber Framing extension tool helps in quick designing of many timber structures for walls and roofs.
Click here to download Timber Framing for Autodesk Revit 2014.
Composite Design: Composite Design helps in checking composite beams quickly. This extension offers bidirectional integration with Revit Structure. Changing the beam design in this extension will update the Revit model. This extension can only calculate AISC standard.
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Grids Generator: With the Grids Generator extension, creating grids and levels is simple and quick. This extension also enables you to create elements on grids and levels that can be defined at once.
Click here to download Grids Generator for Autodesk Revit 2014.
Frame Generator: For quick generation of steel structures, Frame generator is the most preferred tool. Complex frames can be created in just a few minutes.
Click here to download Frame Generator for Autodesk Revit 2014.
Civil Structures: Civil structures extension is very useful in designing infrastructure like roads and bridges in Revit model. The road and topography data has to be imported from infrastructure software like Civil 3D.
Click here to download Civil Structure for Autodesk Revit 2014.