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Robot Structural Analysis Training

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Course Overview

The structural members of a construction project need analysis and design, to satisfy client expectations and adhere to building codes, regulations and minimum requirements. In recent years, Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools have taken the AEC industry by storm through ultimately coordinating updated information between all relevant stakeholders. The ability to use Robot Structural Analysis as a BIM tool is a huge trend in the industry.

The course will guide participants to use BIM as a tool for the purpose of structural analysis and design by going over:

  • Starting a new project and its modification
  • Inserting and modifying different structural elements, including reinforced concrete and steel.
  • Modelling structures created in both plan and 3D view
  • Steel truss creation
  • Modelling steel connections between different structural elements
  • Define and assign loads to the created structure

Course Prerequisites

Basic Computer Skills
Diploma / Degree in Structural Engineering

Exams and Certifications


Who should attend

Structural Engineers / Technologists

Course Price

R 10 500 excl VAT

Course Duration

3 days

Skill Level

  • Professional

Industry Accreditations

An Introduction to Robot Structural Analysis

  • Robot Structural Analysis Overview
  • User Interface, Workflow and Tool Palettes
  • Navigating and Working with Objects
  • Starting a New Project
  • Structure Types
  • Display Options
  • Tabular Information

Preferences and Project Setup

  • Essential Robot Preferences
  • Project Specific Settings
  • Project Properties
  • Available Design Codes

Basic Structural Modeling

  • Project Grids
  • Stories
  • Defining Nodes
  • Model Preparation
  • Adding Structural Elements
  • Adding Additional Tools
  • Editing Tools
  • Linking Revit Models to Robot Structural Analysis
  • Modeling Nodal Supports
  • Modeling Member End Releases

Setting up the Analysis

  • Creating Load Cases
  • Applying Loads to Elements
  • Create and Apply Nodal Loads
  • Create and Apply Bar Loads
  • Claddings for Planar Loads
  • Create and Apply Planar Loads
  • Create and Apply Self Weight
  • Deleting Loads
  • Wind Load Generator
  • Generate the Mesh

Preliminary Structural Analysis

  • Setting up Load Combinations
  • Model Verifications
  • Running Calculations
  • Direct Analysis Methods
  • Running the Analysis

Exploring the Preliminary Results

  • Diagrams for Bars
  • Detailed Analysis
  • Object Properties
  • Reactions and Displacement Tables
  • Forces and Deflection Tables

Printout Compositions

  • Screen Captures
  • Printout Composition Dialog Box

Basic Steel Design Workflow

  • Code Parameters
  • Steel Members Design Layout
  • Calculations Dialog
  • Steel Design Calculations

Structure Modification

  • Modifying Axes and Levels
  • The Edit Menu
  • Changing Member Orientation
  • Sending and Updating Changes from and to the Revit Models

Decks, Walls and Concrete Design

  • Geometric Definitions
  • Panel Properties and Supports
  • Basic Panel Meshing
  • Exploring Panel Results
  • On Concrete Elastic Displacements
  • Required Reinforcement

Basic Seismic Analysis

  • Seismic Equivalent Lateral Force Method
  • Investigating Seismic Analysis Loading Trouble Shooting
  • Verification Errors
  • Resolving Instabilities
  • Repair Mode
  • Meshing Issues