Engipedia Structural Layers
Engipedia Structural Layers application is Autodesk® Revit® Add-in with a purpose to extract structural layers from layered structures in Revit: Walls, Floors, and Structural Foundation Slabs.
Its unique workflow gives you the ability to get structure from Revit Walls and Floors. Once the structure is extracted, the model can be used as a structural model, or as a reference for formwork plans in the architectural model.
Add-in works in several stages:
Analyzes current types of Walls and Floors in the model. (Structural Foundation Slabs are floors in the Structural Foundations category, but basically act the same as floors).
Types where types that are not considered structural are shown with a green background.
Types with only one structural layer in the core are presented with a blue background.
Types that have a structural layer in the core but also have other layers are shown with white background – these types can be “peeled” of layers.
User select types from which structure will be extracted.
When the tool is running, end result will be a model with only the structural layer in the Walls and Floors category.
The tool will select only the types which have one structural layer in the core. The structural layer is the one that has the “Structural Material” checkbox checked.
Types with a structural layer will be shown in the table on the right. By default, all the types will be selected in the column “Selected”.
Selecting a type in any of the tables will show their layer composition in the table on the bottom.
The bottom table also has a feature to set the core layer as a structural material and apply it to the type without leaving the tool. Such changed types will automatically appear in the table on the right.
Selecting the types in the right table and running the “Change Selected Type(s)” command will change selected types in a way that they will end with only one (structural) layer. The tool will also impact instances of each type in a way that the structural layer will stay in the same place as it was when it had other layers in type.
This way the end result will be a model with only structural layers.
Warning: this will change the model drastically. To avoid loss of work or unwanted results, the preferred workflow is as follows:
Save your model as a new model with a different name.
Run Engipedia Structural Layers to extract structural layers from walls and floors.
Save the model.
Continue working on this structural model, or LINK it into your original model.
Tool add each type change as separate Undo command so everything can be undone type-by-type.
The tool can automatically set every instance as “Structural”. This can be switched off in Settings.
If needed, the tool can also change types with 0 instances (change setting to show types with 0 instances).
User "Update Structural Checkboxes" to update any Walls/Floors instances with structural material to have Structural instance parameter checked (this can be used later for filtering).