SkyCiv Plugin

SkyCiv Plugin

Win64, English

SkyCiv
Transfer your Autodesk® Revit® models to SkyCiv for structural analysis and design capabilities. Alternatively, run analysis and design directly from Revit to visualize, review, and download results.

General Usage Instructions

If the plugin loaded successfully, the SkyCiv tab and settings should appear under “SkyCiv” Panel like so

By clicking on the “settings” button, a form will appear allowing users to configure their settings, including entering their API details

 

Export Model

For Exporting the Revit Model to SkyCiv’s S3D Platform, User can click on the “Export Model” once they are ready with the Model. This will transfer the Model to SkyCiv so that user can continue their journey on the SkyCiv Platform as well for Analysis and Design of the Model. Upon Successful Export, user will get the message conveying that the Model has been exported successfully.

Run Analysis

For Users who do not want to go to S3D Platform, we also have the convenience of running the analysis from the Revit itself.  User will be presented with the Options as shown below once clicked on the “Analysis” .

Analysis

After selecting from either of the Analysis options , the system will do the Analysis and will give the success or failure message as so

In case of error, the system will report the proper error as shown.

Analysis Results

Plugin gives various options to the user to see the Results.

AnalysisResultsOptions

  • Tabular Analysis Results  –   User will be able to see the Analysis Results in the Tabular Form. Currently System will display Reactions, Member End Forces, Nodal Displacements , Member Displacements , Member Stresses , Member Peak Results ,  Plate results ( if Plate is part of the model ) and few other Results as shown below .

This will also give you a nice search functionality on the Load Case . User can also click on the Columns to sort them in the Ascending or Descending order. The last tab will give the user the option of Downloading all or selected Results in the form of Excel when clicked on “Export to Excel” . It will download the Excel on the User’s machine and will give the message with the path once downloaded.  This tab will also give the user the option of downloading or viewing the Results in other format like HTML from SkyCiv’s cloud.

Visual Analysis Results –  For the models containing the Face like structures ( Plates, Walls , Floors ) , user will also have the option of visualizing the Analysis Results. For this user will have to click on the “Visual “. System will allow user to select only one face at a time for Visualization. User will select the face for which the results are needed.Once the face is selected, the system will ask the user to select the type of Result to be visualized and also the load case for which the results need to be shown 

After making a selection and clicking on Ok, the Plugin will display the results on the Revit’s as shown.

  • Visibility of Elements (3D View)    –  User can use this for getting the number of nodes , members or plate meshes on the model. For this functionality to work , user will have to be on the 3D model in the Revit .

 

 

Run Design

For Users who do not want to go to S3D Platform, we also have the convenience of running the design from the Revit itself.  User will be presented with the Options as shown below once clicked on the “Design” .

 

 StartMemberDesign

 

After clicking on the “Start Member Design” , user will be presented with the Design Codes to choose from

DesignCodeList

 

Once desired code is selected  and the user clicks on “Apply”, the Design starts. Upon completion with Success or Failure, the system will give the message as shown below

MemberDesignSuccess

 

 In case of error, the system will report the proper error as shown. Right now we only support the Steel Members for Design. In the model where we have Steel and Non Steel Members, the system will exclude the Non Steel Members . It will ask for the confirmation from user in that case as well. 

In case where the Model has only Non Steel Members ( For Example only Concrete Members ) , the system will not proceed and will give the message to the user accordingly.

Design Results

Plugin gives various options to the user to see the Results for the Design .

DesignResultsOptions

 

Tabular Design Results  –   User will be able to see the Design Results in the Tabular Form. Currently System will display Ratios such as Axial , Moment , Shear, Combined, Slenderness, Displacement with Status for Each Member. The table will also give the option of downloading the individual report for the user as shown in the last column below .

 DesignResult_Tabular

 

 Visual Analysis Results –  For the models containing the Face like structures ( Plates, Walls , Floors ) , user will also have the option of visualizing the Analysis Results. For this user will have to click on the “Visual “. System will allow user to select only one face at a time for Visualization.

After making a selection and clicking on Ok, the Plugin will display the results on the Revit as shown below

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

The plugin will be installed in the C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\XXX where XXX is the directory of Revit depending on the version of Revit you are having. For example, in the case of 2019, the installation will happen at C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2019. 

For Uninstalling, Go to "Add or Remove Programs" or "Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features", find "SkyCivInstaller", Right-click and Uninstall the same. 

 

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: SkyCiv
Company URL: https://skyciv.com/
Support Contact: sam@skyciv.com

Author/Company Information

SkyCiv

Support Information

For any issues, please contact support@skyciv.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.1.2

Issues Fixed Duplicates Nodes Coming in output json Plates not getting generated Properly Multiples holes not getting generated properly Support for the Multiple Floors was not present Plate Pressures not getting transformed properly Problem with Point Load and moment is fixed Problem with Material classes is fixed User Defined Load Cases were NOT getting declared in S3D. Distributed loads not getting generated in S3D. Moments in any directions at a NODE or ON MEMBER were not getting reflected in S3D even if we define it in REVIT Area loads defined in Revit but unable to identify them in S3D model for the respective elements Roller support and Pinned support were not reflected in S3D even if we declare them in REVIT. Load cases were NOT getting reflected under the LG in S3D. Self-weight not appearing for any of the model. Link to S3D is fixed for Get API key New Features Added UI Related Enhancements Integration with S3D for Analysis Display of the Analysis Results in the Tabular Form Ability to download the results of Tabular Analysis Results Display of the Analysis Results on the Analytical Model with Revit's Analysis Visualization Framework Display of the Node, Member and Plate Numbers after the analysis on the 3D View.

2.0.1.1

Initial Release.
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