Revit Structure can export an analytical model in a DXF file, but the result needs to be corrected before using it for calculations. Each beam is split into 3 parts (begin, middle, end) during the built-in export mechanism, as shown in the display.
This utility exports each beam as a single line.
It also splits the beams at each intersection, so we get a node where we need it. Each beam size is associated with a color, and layers are created for each element category.
The DXF is based on AutoCAD R12 format (ac1009). If your calculation software is not able to import it, contact us at email@example.com. We will look for a solution, and if we don't find one, we engage to refund you.
A model exported and displayed in AutoCAD
The beams are cut at each intersection
Different colors for each beam size
One category = one layer
Dialog which appears on successful export
Wiip AmToDxf for Autodesk Revit is available on the Autodesk Exchange Store at the price of USD 49. Click on the logo above to visit the application page. Then click on the blue button to buy it and install it. Payment is via PayPal.
Please contact us to inquire about volume pricing.
Autodesk Revit 2013 (OneBox), Autodesk Revit Structure 2013