California, USA, 29 August 2006: Autodesk, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of Autodesk Revit Structure 4, building information modeling (BIM) software for structural engineering, design and documentation. Revit Structure 4 introduces new advanced analytical tools and makes modeling key structural elements even more intuitive. Autodesk also announced the immediate availability of Autodesk Revit Building 9.1, which has been updated for compatibility with the new version of Revit Structure.
The Autodesk Revit platform, which is comprised by Autodesk Revit Building, Autodesk Revit Structure, and Autodesk Revit Systems, is a complete design solution for building information modeling. BIM is the creation and use of coordinated, consistent, computable information about a building project in design that yields reliable digital representations of the building — representations used for design decision-making, production of high-quality construction documents, performance predictions, cost-estimating and construction planning and, eventually, for managing and operating the facility.
Revit Structure 4 integrates a physical model with an independently editable analytical model for analysis and design. The latest release helps users more intuitively model a range of physical and analytical structural elements and materials and has direct links with 3D building information models created in Autodesk architectural and mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) engineering applications. In addition, Autodesk Revit Structure is bi- directionally linked to industry-leading structural analysis software, which helps to ensure that analysis results inform building models and design documentation. Autodesk Revit Building 9.1 has increased support for interoperability and enhanced coordination and quality as it optimizes workflow across the Revit platform.