BIM for structural engineering

Learn how BIM software helps structural engineers deliver optimized, coordinated designs and documentation faster.

What is BIM for structures?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent, 3D model-based process that helps structural professionals to design, detail, document, and fabricate structural systems. BIM enables project teams to work more collaboratively–helping to optimize designs, improve accuracy, and connect design to fabrication to deliver projects faster and more efficiently.

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How is BIM used?

Using BIM, structural engineers can make more informed design decisions, automate construction documentation, and produce more accurate, constructible designs.

What are the benefits of BIM for structural engineers?

BIM helps structural engineers optimize and automate designs, reduce errors and risk, and improve accuracy and constructability, while improving overall project delivery.

See how structural engineering firms are using BIM

  • Video: KLH uses BIM to improve outcomes


    BIM workflows cut months off project timelines

    The next generation of “super engineers” at GRAEF have embraced BIM, boosting productivity and client satisfaction, while upskilling the team.

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  • TDIndustries improves collaboration using BIM tools

    Canam Group

    Canam’s streamlined processes slash site issues

    Canam reduces construction site issues by 10X by optimizing designs for fabrication with BIM workflows.

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  • Pinnacle saves time and costs integrating BIM workflows


    Basler & Hofmann AG

    Basler & Hofmann AG embraced BIM throughout an entire building addition project, enabling every stakeholder to work from a single model.

    Image courtesy of Basler & Hofmann AG

BIM software for structural engineers

Plant professionals can use Autodesk software to gain insights earlier in the process, enhance multidisciplinary team coordination, and minimize data loss across the project lifecycle.

  • Gain insights earlier in the process with Revit and BIM


    Streamline projects, from concept to fabrication. Connect your structural design to the detailed model and improve accuracy and constructability.

  • Robot Structural Analysis and BIM

    Robot Structural Analysis

    Verifies code compliance to help you create constructible designs that are accurate, coordinated, and connected to BIM.

  • Advance Steel and BIM: bidirectional link with Revit

    Advanced Steel

    Use a bidirectional link with Revit to collaborate on the same 3D model, saving time and minimizing errors.

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