Code checking and Steel Connections for Revit

Rabi Sidawi

Architecture and Engineering, All, Revit, Construction, Parameters, Structure 0 Comment

In Revit 2017.1 and later versions, Autodesk introduced "Code checking for Steel Connections," according to AISC standards.

Note: Unless the Steel Connections add-in is installed, only a symbolic generic connection is available. Connection elements are not pre-loaded in templates. Detailed information about connections can include the following:

  • Connection type
  • Detailed geometry
  • Analytical forces and data
  • Materials
  • Fabricator identification

Steel beams, columns, braces and concrete isolated foundations, beams, columns, slabs and walls are valid input elements for structural connections. The connection types that allow one concrete input element are the base plate connections: Base plate, Corner base plate, Base plate cut and Tube base plate. The concrete elements are not mandatory for the connection to work and can only be secondary input elements. The concrete class of the element is automatically used inside the Code Checking engine for verification.

The Structural Connection has the standard Revit object parameters but you can add any type of parameters and use them to save information about the connection. All structural connections contain two built-in parameters: Approval Status and Code Checking Status. These two parameters are displayed in the Properties Palette. The Approval Status parameter is set by the user. The Code Checking Status is automatically filled by the Code Checking engine when the connection is verified. You can create schedules for Structural Connections and add tags to these objects on drawings. Only the parameters that are available in the properties palette can be scheduled and tagged.

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