Documentation of SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design

About SOFiSTiK

SOFiSTiK is Europe’s leading manufacturer of construction software for analysis, design, and detailing. Over 2,000 customers worldwide use the company’s solutions to build large and complex infrastructure and buildings or implement special projects. These include the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul and the new Leverkusen Bridge spanning the Rhine. Visit our Website to know more about us.

User’s Guide

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design allows to generate a 3D Finite-Element model from an Autodesk® Revit® analytical model including loads and boundary conditions.

The generation of the Finite Element model can be started directly from within Revit.

Additional commands allow to control the mapping of materials, sections and load natures or to check the analytical model prior to meshing. Using the SOFiSTiK Structural Properties, building members in Revit can be attributed with additional analysis properties such as grouping information, meshing properties on an element level or boundary hinges on walls and slabs. Immediate review of the generated Finite Element Model and results is possible with animator_small SOFiSTiK Visualization and the command Show Results.

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design also provides a number of auxiliary commands. In particular, it allows to generate so-called “Subsystems” based on Revit views (“Subsystem Views”) for a detailed analysis of partial models.

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Users of SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design with interface to SOFiSTiK FEA can access the ssd_small SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop (SSD). There, further analysis, enveloping and design can be performed according to various standards and codes.

They can also open wingraf_small SOFiSTiK Graphic directly from Revit.

Command Reference

A complete command reference for SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design can be found here:

Getting Started Tutorial

Get started with SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design by following the tutorial Reinforced Concrete Building in Revit available in the documentation SOFiSTiK (FEA) Tutorial 2022.

Watch and Learn

Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words. So, what about a video?

In Watch and Learn you will find explanatory videos tutorials describing a small workflow or feature of SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design.

Additional Resources

Further help and support about the SOFiSTiK software can be found here:


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