Sunday, February 24, 2019

CSI Link Plus v0.3

From the Autodesk App Store:

About This Version

Version 0.3, 2/21/2019

In this version:
  • Various bugs reported from the previous release were fixed.
  • Performance has been improved taking advantage of identifying the typical floor from settings dialog.
  • Exports bracing.
  • Slabs with free form edges are being exported as polygons approximating the original curve. 
  • Wall openings are now exported by subdividing the shell element (ETABS only)
  • Pier and Spandrel labels are exported to ETABS
  • Beam/Bracing and Column end-releases are exported to ETABS and SAFE
  • Export Revit boundary conditions 
  • Export springs 
  • If boundary conditions are not available in the Revit model, CSI Link can generate fixed boundary conditions automatically.
  • Ability to adjust the column location to align with closest slab edges.

Note: Model with more than 100 analytical nodes requires a commercial license


CSI Link Plus is an external application for Autodesk® Revit® that enables users to transfer the analytical models from Revit to CSI SAFE and CSI ETABS for structural analysis. The goal is to eliminate the need for any extra modeling work in the target software meaning once the export file is generated, the structural model from the CSI application will be open and ready to run the analysis.

To achieve this goal the CSI Link Plus add-on in Revit must be able to export all required data for structural analysis in addition to the structural model. This information includes Design codes /material specification/load pattern, load cases, and load combinations.

Settings of default materials can be adjusted prior exporting the model

CSI LINK maps the Revit cross sections to CSI application cross sections.

Slab settings dialog provides additional settings to
define structural parameters used in CSI applications.

Wall settings dialog allows the user to adjust the structural properties of the walls.

Include the automatic rigid zone area over the column

Report button shows the latest log

CSI Link Plus user interface

Setting up the filename and file path.

Export bracings and End-releases

Export curved wall with openings

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

Read Help Document

CSI Link Plus is brought to you by Parametric Zoo. It's priced at US $9.00/month or $99.00/year.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store »


Free CSI link v0.3

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