Robobat Releases Extensions for Revit Structure
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Robobat Releases Extensions for Revit Structure

Extensions Support Building Information Modeling For Structural Engineers

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 12 – Autodesk, Inc. and Robobat announced today that Robobat has released a series of Extensions for Revit Structure, Autodesk’s building information modeling (BIM) software for structural engineers. A series of easy-to-use applications developed by Robobat, these Extensions are the most recent result of the technology initiative between Autodesk and Robobat to deliver best-in-class solutions to the structural engineering community.

When used with Revit Structure, the new Extensions will help users in key areas including structural analysis and reinforced concrete drafting. The Extensions also include a free variant of Robot Millennium, Robobat’s structural analysis software, which allows bi-directional integration with Revit Structure.

“Through Autodesk’s partnership with Robobat, we continue to provide structural engineers with world-class analysis, design and documentation solutions,” said Jay Bhatt, vice president of Autodesk AEC Solutions. “These third-party applications are an important part of Autodesk’s strategy to help customers streamline their design processes and make better design and analysis decisions using BIM.”

The initial release of the Robobat Extensions include:

  • Structural analysis for Revit Structure is a free variant of ROBOT Millennium, and provides much of the functionality of the full Robot Millennium software, including bi-directional integration with Revit Structure.

  • Excel-based model generation enables users to define data about the structure in MS Excel and then automatically generate the corresponding geometry in Revit Structure. The base version generates beams, columns and levels, while the enhanced version also generates walls and footings.

  • Reinforcement of beams provides powerful facilities to define both simple and complex reinforcement patterns for RC members. The module creates true 3D “intelligent” rebar data in Revit Structure. The base version allows the user to define single span members of rectangular cross section, and the enhanced version incorporates multi-span definition and additional cross-section shapes. A reinforced concrete column Extension is also available.
  • CIS/2 import and export for Revit Structure provides interoperability with popular steel detailing software and extends the building information model to fabrication.

    "Keeping with our pledge to enhance and strengthen our partnership, this newest technology release is a good example of how our two companies can collaborate to expand the scope and depth of solutions available for structural engineering,” said Andre Niznik, CEO of Robobat. “These extensions are the latest in an ongoing line of innovations Robobat will develop to further Autodesk’s building information modeling support for structural engineers.”


    Each Extension is available in a “base” version, which is available for free, and “expanded” version, available for a small fee. Extensions for Revit Structure are easy to download, install and use, and are updated regularly. The goal is to provide a comprehensive library of Extensions covering a wide range of applications. For more information or to download extensions, please visit

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