In case you have not noticed, I would like to point out one important specialised addition to the Revit 2014 SDK: the new Structural Analysis Software Developer Kit.
It lives in its own sub-directory Structural Analysis SDK and consists of documentation, sample code and Visual Studio templates for two main components:
- Code checking framework
- Facilitate code checking workflows
- For both users and developers
- Complete extensible add-in
- User interface, report generator, data storage
- Documentation, samples, Visual Studio templates
- Results builder framework
- Store and access results data in Revit
- High-level API for consumption, exchange, remote providers
Here is an overview of the sample applications provided with this toolkit:
- ExtensibleStorageUI and ExtensibleStorageDocumentation – exercise the ExtensibleStorage framework user interface and reporting functionality.
- CodeCheckingConcreteExample – a concrete code checking application with step-by-step document.
- ConcreteCalculationsExample – concrete calculations component for all cases listed in the calculation manual.
- SectionPropertiesExplorer – demonstrate use the engineering component.
- StoringResults and QueryingResults – store and query structural analysis results stored in BIM using the results builder component.
If you are active in this area, this provides a big lump of functionality you definitely need to be aware of, similarly to the REX SDK and content generator.
In a related vein, here is a question that just arose today:
Question: I would like to start working programmatically with Autodesk Robot to read relevant data result from structural elements such as beam, column, foundations, slab etc.
Where can I find some information about that, please?
Answer: Please take a look at the discussion of the Robot Structural Analysis API.