BIM technology in LIRA-SAPR software

Design model is generated according to the architectural model in terms of analytical concepts. BIM technology in LIRA-SAPR helps engineers minimize the number of errors due to repeated data entry, improve efficiency of collaboration between related departments, coordinate design activities and reduce time losses.

Two-way integration with Autodesk Revit

Analytical model is imported from Revit to LIRA-SAPR
  • A set of families and tools to generate the analytical model in Autodesk Revit; the model is as close as possible to LIRA-SAPR design model.
  • Analytical model is imported from Revit to LIRA-SAPR program where the strength analysis will be carried out.
  • Reinforcement selected in LIRA-SAPR program is exported to Revit in order to design RC load-bearing slabs, walls, columns and beams.
  • A set of tools for graphic visualization and check of reinforcement; these tools are familiar to LIRA-SAPR users but they function in Revit environment.
Two-way integration with Autodesk Revit
BIM-integration between LIRA-SAPR and Autodesk
Integration Autodesk Revit – LIRA-SAPR – Autodesk Revit
How to prepare and transfer analytical model Revit – SAPFIR 2020

Two-way integration with Tekla Structures

Two-way integration with Tekla Structures
The Tekla Structures meshed model may be directly transferred to the VISOR-SAPR module. Analytical model is transferred including bars, plates, hinges, restraints and loads. So, the steel frames may be successfully transferred for analysis. In case the structure includes RC elements, it is recommended to transfer data to the SAPFIR preprocessor to set up the triangulation options and generate the FE model in SAPFIR. When all the necessary data is defined in LIRA-SAPR, it is possible to carry out the static and dynamic analyses, check / select sections of steel elements and transfer them back to Tekla Structures. For RC elements, you can arrange the reinforcement in SAPFIR-RC module according to reinforcement selected in VISOR-SAPR. Then the rebar pattern may be transferred to Tekla Structures.
Integration Tekla Structures - LIRA-SAPR - Tekla Structures

Plugin Rhino-Grasshopper - SAPFIR

Integration Rhino_Grasshopper_SAPFIR

Rhino / Grasshopper and SAPFIR may communicate directly through this plugin to generate and manage the BIM model in the Grasshopper visual programming interface. As the integration procedure is associative, it enables the user to generate models of different complexity. When the algorithm in Grasshopper is modified, the model in SAPFIR is dynamically modified as well as the meshed model.

Dynamic link Rhinoceros – Grasshopper – Sapfir
How to generate and manage BIM elements in SAPFIR-3D directly from Grasshopper
Direct integration Rhino - Grasshopper - SAPFIR-3D.
Interactive integration between SAPFIR-3D and Autodesk Revit based on a single model in Rhino and Grasshopper

Integration via IFC

Integration via IFC

Updatable IFC

SAPFIR-GENERATOR with the node for import of IFC model enables you to generate an updatable IFC file. When modifications are made in the source program, it is possible to overwrite the IFC file and then update these IFC files in the SAPFIR model.

Standard integration

Import one or several IFC files into one project. Import of files in IFC2x3 and IFC4 format. It is possible to convert some types of objects into others, replace IFC materials with SAPFIR materials with design parameters defined for analysis of reinforcement.

BIM - Archicad, Revit, Allplan, IFC, SAF
Integration with chapters 'Heating & Ventilation', 'Water Supply & Sewerage' in SAPFIR
LIRA-SAPR interoperability. Integration with Renga

Integration via SAF

BIM integration ArchiCad_SAPFIR

Integration with the ArchiCad and Allplan analytical model via SAF (Structural Analysis Format). Data exchange is carried out via a * .xlsx file, that may be opened in MS Excel, where you could either review it or modify. Model geometry, sections, SAF materials may be transferred via SAF. You can comply the cross-sections and materials in ArchiCAD and SAPFIR with the SAF translator.

More about integration via SAF

SAF and IFC files are imported from Archicad to SAPFIR. Settings of the analytical model in Archicad. Settings to comply materials and shapes assigned in Archicad to the materials and sections that are used in SAPFIR. Eccentricities for beams. In addition to the load-bearing frame transmitted via SAF format, information for loads may be transferred via IFC file to SAPFIR (internal partitions, external fences and premises).

Integration via DXF

Import of floor plans

Updatable DXF

BIM model is generated in SAPFIR-GENERATOR according to the DXF drawing; element thicknesses and section dimensions are recognized automatically. When the DXF underlay is modified, the whole model generated on the underlays may be updated dynamically.

Standard integration

Floor plans are imported into SAPFIR. Each layer is assigned the type of object that this layer will create in SAPFIR. You can obtain sections and thicknesses of elements from the DXF file if the objects were generated along the contour. It is also possible to assign these parameters directly during the import to SAPFIR.

Importing a DXF file as an underlay

DXF file is imported into SAPFIR solely for indicating dimensions when the new objects are generated.

SAPFIR-GENERATOR. Dynamic integration with AutoCad
Tutorial SAPFIR-2015: How to generate the building model based on floor plans dxf

Integration with Plaxis

Intergation between LIRA-SAPR and Plaxis
LIRA-SAPR and Plaxis are integrated with the PSI converter. So, the model generated in LIRA-SAPR may be analysed together with the soil model generated in PLAXIS-3D. There are 3 options for integration: 1) displacements of support nodes of the structure are transferred from PLAXIS-3D to the LIRA-SAPR model as the load case with specified nodal displacements; 2) according to analysis results in PLAXIS-3D, the stiffness of the soil foundation (subgrade modulus C1) in the LIRA-SAPR design model is changed and the soil pressure loads are transferred from PLAXIS-3D to LIRA-SAPR (optionally); 3) according to the analysis results in PLAXIS-3D, the stiffness of the soil foundation is not changed, but additional loads are applied.

More about integration between LIRA-SAPR and Plaxis-3D

Integration with Plaxis via IFC and DXF file; Integration between LIRA-SAPR and Plaxis via PSI (Plaxis Structure Interaction); Generation of the meshed model from IFC file; Option to transfer model to VISOR-SAPR to be analysed; Generation of soil model in Plaxis; Work with PSI; Results in program Output; Import of file from Output to VISOR-SAPR; Compare C1, C2 and transfer from file to file; Examples of real objects

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