Analytical Check#

Allows to check the analytical model in Revit for inconsistencies prior to analysis.

  1. Click SOFiSTiK Analysis Tab ‣ Analysis ‣ Check

  2. Select the desired options

  3. Wait for the model to be analysed

  4. Review and fix possible errors displayed after the check has performed


The command provides three levels of checks:

Consistency of properties#

This first option checks general properties of the model in Revit for its ability to be used in analysis:

  • Checks issues preventing a transfer of Revit elements to SOFiSTiK structural elements

Geometric irregularities#

Second option checks the geometry of the analytical elements for failures and inconsistencies:

  • Overlap of the analytical lines of beams and columns

  • Overlap of analytical surfaces of walls and slabs

  • Failures in geometry of analytical surfaces with respect to meshing

  • Missing or insufficient supports or fixations of columns and walls

  • Check for alignment of stacked columns

Kinematic stability#

This option checks for kinematic instabilities within the model. Due to missing supports or incorrect modeling building members can be kinematically unconstrained, leading to failures when trying to solve the stiffness matrix in analysis. This option checks for such situations and reports the location as well as the degree of freedom being unstable.


The command detects inconsistencies in the analytical model (base model for the generation of Finite Elements). It is complementary to Revit’s “Analytical Consistency Checks” and “Check Member Support”.

See also

Have a look at the following pages related to this command: