Revit vs Advance Steel: Concrete Elements


Revit needs no introduction with regards to its’ incredible Concrete modelling functionality, even allowing for 3D detailing of Rebar. Advance Steel, on the other hand is very limited, as it isn’t the program’s core focus. However, it does have a few functions built in. These functions are located within the Other Objects section of the Objects tab ribbon. They are:

  • Wall
  • Rectangular Slab
  • Concrete Beam
  • Polygon Wall
  • Polygon Slab
  • Concrete Curved Beam
  • Concrete Column
  • Isolated Footing
  • Continuous Footing

What’s great is that these functions basically encompass most of the Concrete elements present within any Steel Structure (excluding Residential). Once an element is placed, a dedicated dialogue box will open with all of the relevant parameters. The Polygon Wall dialogue window is visible below:

As with most of the functions within Advance Steel, these are UCS sensitive and you need to make sure that you have placed your UCS correctly before making use of these functions (unless guided otherwise).

Advance Steel is no match for Revit when it comes to Concrete detailing, but it contains just enough to allow you to thoroughly model a Steel Structure.

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