Revit 2018 Extra Content – South African Sections

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There is now Revit 2018 South African Steel content! That support’s structural connections! And have a section code!

This is great news for Revit 2018 users.

South African structural engineers still on previous versions typically use the British Standard to represent our South African Standard as most of the shape codes are similar (the British shapes are a little bit more conservative so factor of safety is appropriate).

Install the content for 2018.1 from here:

Revit 2018, Extra Content, South Africa, Structural, Column, Framing, Section Key Name, Connection, Robot, Advance Steel

After downloading, install the content in the appropriate folder.

Revit 2018, Extra Content, South Africa, Structural, Column, Framing, Section Key Name, Connection, Robot, Advance Steel

The content is now ready to use:

Revit 2018, Extra Content, South Africa, Structural, Column, Framing, Section Key Name, Connection, Robot, Advance Steel

The new content includes:

Columns:

  • BS Taper Flange Channels-Column
  • Channels (Cold)-Column
  • Circular Hollow Sections (Cold)-Column
  • DIN Taper Flange Channels-Column
  • Equal Angle-Column
  • IPE-Column
  • Lipped Channels (Cold)-Column
  • Parallel Flange Channels-Column
  • Rectangular Hollow Sections (Cold)-Column
  • Rolled Steel Joints
  • Square Hollow Sections (Cold)-Column
  • T-UB-Column
  • T-UC-Column
  • UB-Universal Beams-Column
  • UC-Universal Columns-Column
  • Unequal Angle-Column

Framing:

  • BS Taper Flange Channels
  • Channels (Cold)
  • Circular Hollow Sections (Cold)
  • DIN Taper Flange Channels
  • Equal Angle
  • IPE
  • Lipped Channels (Cold)
  • Parallel Flange Channels
  • Rectangular Hollow Sections (Cold)
  • Rolled Steel Joints
  • Square Hollow Sections (Cold)
  • T-UB
  • T-UC
  • UB-Universal Beams
  • UC-Universal Columns
  • Unequal Angle

 

It will be noticed that the South African specific content sports a Section Key Name which is the parameter that maps sections between Revit, Robot Structural Analysis and Advance Steel.

Revit 2018, Extra Content, South Africa, Structural, Column, Framing, Section Key Name, Connection, Robot, Advance Steel

Robot supports the SABS 0162-1:1993 South African Code:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/robot-structural-analysis-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/Robot/files/GUID-7BE43F09-40C5-4D34-AE87-99652EDF227E-htm.html

These sections also host the connections that may be exchanged between Revit and Robot.

Revit 2018, Extra Content, South Africa, Structural, Column, Framing, Section Key Name, Connection, Robot, Advance Steel

These connections have parameters that can be used to customize the connections.

Revit 2018, Extra Content, South Africa, Structural, Column, Framing, Section Key Name, Connection, Robot, Advance Steel

If you are a Structural Draftsman or Engineer then please try out the new content and let us know how it meets with your expectations.

 

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