Monday, September 3, 2018

CSI Link Plus

From the Autodesk App Store:

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.

List of elements can be exported/generated using CSI Link Plus

Settings of default materials can be adjusted prior exporting the model

Users can choose between the available levels for export.

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

Multiple options are available to adjust the analytical model
while exporting to CSI application.

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.

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

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 0.2, 8/7/2018

In this version:
  • Various bugs reported from the previous release were fixed.
  • Users can adjust default material settings prior to export the model. 
  • Design strips automatically generated*.
  • Analytical links can be exported to ETABS*.
  • Users can now export custom design cross sections to ETBAS*.
  • Beams can be divided at the intersection of the columns.
  • A report button has been added to the main UI to display the latest log.

*available only in the commercial version.
** Model with more than 200 analytical nodes requires a commercial license

CSI Link Plus is brought to you by Parametric Zoo. It's priced at US $15.00/month or $150.00/year.

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

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

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