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If you have used Revit for quite a long time, you probably already know about Revit extension. It provides many capabilities to your Revit software. If you haven’t used it, then you should try it now.
The extension is free for you who are on subscription. However, the extension is now separated to several applications. You can still download the Revit extension on subscription website. However, the other applications must be downloaded from Autodesk Exchange Apps. You still need have active subscription to download them.
The famous Revit extension is already exist in several releases. As soon as you install it, you can see many tools available in Revit ribbon> Extensions tab.
Here are several things you can do with Revit Extension:
- It provides integration with AutoCAD Structural Detailing (structure only).
- It allows you to do static analysis of beams, frames, trusses, etc. (structure only).
- It provides tools to quickly create reinforcement (structure only).
- It provides steel connection tools for beam to column and column base (structure only).
- Structure generator and more tools.
If you use Revit Structure, then this is a must have tool for you.
If you are interested, you can download it from Autodesk subscription download page.
Structural Analysis Toolkit
We know that we can’t analyze structural model in Revit Structure. You need to export the model and analyze it in other analysis software.
By using Structural Analysis 360, you can upload your analysis model and analyze it on the cloud. After it finish, you can download the result and explore the result from within Revit.
You can also download the report in PDF format from the website if you need it.
Timber Framing extension is available for both Revit Architecture and Revit Structure. If you design many timber structures for walls and roofs, this tool can do it quickly for you.
Composite design allows you to quickly check composite beams. Unfortunately the extension only can calculate AISC standard.
This extension provides bidirectional integration with Revit Structure. If you change the beam design in this extension, it will update the Revit model.
Creating grids and levels is a tedious task. With this extension, you can create levels, grids and also elements on grids and levels you define at once.
Frame generator is a great tool to quickly generate steel structure. You can create complex frame like below just in a few minutes.
Civil structures extension is very useful if you need to design infrastructure like road and bridges in your Revit model. You need to import the road and topography data from infrastructure software like Civil 3D.
What extension is your favorite?
There are more extensions available in Autodesk Exchange Apps. You also can download some enhancements or extension in subscription center. Many of them can increase your productivity significantly.
Share with us, what is your favorite extension? How does it help you?