Supported Elements and Mapping#

The following table provides an overview of Revit elements supported by SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design:

Revit Elements





SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design automatically maps Revit Materials assigned in property Structural Material of analytical members and panels. These Revit materials are assigned to SOFiSTiK materials, based on the properties of the Physical Material Asset of the material in Revit.



SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design automatically identifies the geometry of Family Types assigned in the property Section Type of analytical members.
Varying sections are supported if the start and end sections have the same number of edges.

Load Natures

SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design maps Revit Load Natures to SOFiSTiK Actions bases on the load nature title.

Grid Lines

Straight and curved grid lines are exported to SOFiSTiK for visualisation in Graphic (accessed with the command Graphical Output).


Level information is transferred to SOFiSTiK according to the Export value set in their SOFiSTiK Structural Properties.

Analytical Links

Analytical Members

Straight and curved analytical members are supported. Depending on the following properties, they are treated as:

  • Section Type = <none>,
    Structural Role inconsequential.
    This overrules the other treatments below.
  • Column
    Section Type ≠ <none>,
    Structural Role = <Column>.
  • Beam
    Section Type ≠ <none>,
    Structural Role ≠ <Column>.
    All analytical members that are neither Attribute Line nor Column are treated as Beams.

Analytical Nodes

Analytical nodes having a number and visible in the active view will generate a SOFiSTiK Structural Point in the Finite Element model

Analytical Openings

Analytical Panels

Straight and curved analytical panels are supported. Depending on the following properties, they are treated as:

  • SOFiSTiK_AttributeArea = YES
    This overrules the other treatments below.
  • Wall
    Structural Role = Wall
  • Slab
    Structural Role ≠ Wall
    All analytical panels that are neither Attribute Area nor Wall are treated as Slabs.

Boundary Conditions

Elastic and rigid support conditions are supported in global as well as local coordinates.

Structural Loads

Constrained and non-constrained point, line and area loads are supported. Structural Loads and Structural Internal Loads are equivalent.

Generic Models


Specific generic models families are delivered with SOFiSTiK Analysis + Design to model certain SOFiSTiK entities. Other generic model instances are ignored.

Model Lines


Model Lines with specific line styles. Other model line instances are ignored.