You can share your Revit structural models with ETABS for structural analysis and design by installing:
- the ETABS application
- the CSiXRevit connector add-in for Revit
Note: You must be connected to the Stanford network environment (on-campus or via the VPN) to use our network license for CSiXRevit 2018.
Important: A new link for the CSiXRevit connector add-in for Revit 2018 is not yet available here. A new link will be posted here in January 2018.
Verify Your ETABS Installation
Before you get started, please verify that you have a valid installation of the ETABS application and that the network-based licensing scheme is working properly in your network environment.
Download the CSI Install Wizard
Download the CSI Install Wizard from this link:
Download the CSiXRevit 2018 Installer
You can download the CSIXRevit2018 installer from this link:
CSiXRevit2017 Setup >> this in the older version for Revit 2017. A new link for CSiXRevit2018 will be posted in January 2018.
Or, follow the following steps to download the CSiXRevit installer using the CSI Install Wizard.
Note: You can download the installer using either method. In both cases, you will need to be connected to the Stanford network and point to the network license server to use the connector software.
Launch the CSI Install Wizard application and authorize the program to make changes on your computer.
Wait as the CSI Installation Wizard searches your computer for previiously installed CSI software.
Select the Install CSI Software option, then click Next.
Select these options, then click Next.
- CSI Product: CSiXRevit 2018 (64-bit)
- Licensing Model: Install CSiXRevit 2018 for use with network license key
Select the option to Manually enter server name or IP address and enter "cee-license.stanford.edu" as the server name. Then, click Next.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to enter this address exactly as shown.
Select the Download the latest CSiXRevit 2017 Installation option and click the Download CSiXRevit 2017 button to download the installer applicaiton. Then, click Next.
Select the location to store the installer file, then wait as the installer is downloaded.
Install the CSiXRevit2018 add-in
When the download is complete, open the set up application or click Install to begin the installation.
Accept the license agreement and click Next.
Enter your User Name and Organization, then click Next.
Choose the Destination folder, then click Next to install the add-in.
When the installation is complete, click Finish to close the InstallShield Wizard..
Export Your Revit Model to ETABS
After the CSixRevit2018 add-in is installed, you're ready to open your Revit structural model and export it to ETABS.
- Restart the Revit application.
- Open your Revit model and open a 3D view.
- Navigate to the Add-Ins tab in the ribbon and select Export to Create New ETABS SAFE or SAP 2000 Model from the External Tools pull-down menu.