AXISVM DOWNLOADS

TRIAL VERSIONS

FOR COMPLEX STRUCTURES

Each version of AXISVM includes new and improved features and stand-alone modules, developed in part based on user feedback.

With the enhanced efficiency of AXISVM, complex and time-consuming modeling situations are now easier than ever before.

Two new modules assist the user in the

  • fire design of RC domains according to Eurocode 2, SIA 262, and NTC(RC8-S module)
  • modelling the interaction between soil and structure (SOIL module)

Click Download to start using the new features in AXISVM.

FOR QUICK DESIGNS

AXISVM Rapido is an efficient tool in the following cases:

  • pre-design
  • design
  • verification

of in-plane continuous beams made of

  • reinforced concrete
  • steel
  • timber

In addition to determining the displacements, internal forces, and support reactions, the program performs the required verifications according to the selected design code. A document with the results is automatically generated.

Click Download to start using this simple, but smart tool.

EDUCATION VERSION

FOR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE STUDENTS

FOR HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIES

InterCAD, as the developer of AXISVM, is committed to supporting higher education. With the contribution of InterCAD’s software distributors, each year, more and more students across the world gain access to the AXISVM software.

The AXISVM education software is available to students and faculty of civil engineering program.

As the developer of AXISVM, InterCAD is strongly committed to supporting higher education. Each year, more and more students around the world are using the AXISVM software.

The AXISVM Education download is available to university students and faculty in civil engineering and related fields, and is intended as a resource for academic study, thesis, and research work in B.Sc./B.S., M.Sc./M.S., or Ph.D. programs.

ACADEMIC GRANT PROGRAM

InterCAD supports academic engineering departments by providing free access to AXISVM.

Students, educators, and researchers from 60 universities around the world have been using AxisVM since 1991.

AXISVM DOWNLOADS

FOR LEARNING & PRESENTATION

EASY ACCESS, QUICK LEARNING

AXISVM Light is a free and simplified version of AXISVM that enables learning the basics of finite element modeling and analysis.
Models in AXISVM Light are limited in capacity and functionality. Maximum 40 line elements, 400 surface elements, and 20 load cases can be analyzed within a model. Reinforced concrete, steel, timber, and masonry design modules are not available in this version. Results can be displayed in graphical or tabular form.
License file is not required for AXISVM Light, therefore it can be used right away once installed.

PRESENTATIONS MADE SIMPLE

The AXISVM Viewer is a freely downloadable software which allows for viewing AXISVM models in software environments that do not have AXISVM installed.

The AXISVM Viewer Expert version offers report creating and printing features at a reasonable price.

 

SOFTWARE UPDATES

LATEST UPDATES FOR AXISVM USERS

TO THE COMMERCIAL VERSION

Due to changes in standard specifications, we recommend that you always use the latest version of the program.

AXISVM X7 UPDATES

RELEASE 3a-hf1
Last update: 2024.04.19


Last update: 2024.04.11

AXISVM X6 UPDATES

AxisVM X6 update pack

RELEASE 2s
Last update: 2023.12.20

AxisVM X6 user manual


Last update: 2022.09.16

AxisVM X6 UPDATES

AxisVM X6 update pack

RELEASE 2h
Last update: 2022.10.21

AxisVM X6 user manual


Last update: 2022.09.16

AxisVM X6 UPDATES

AxisVM X6 update pack

RELEASE 2h
Last update: 2022.10.21

AxisVM X6 user manual


Last update: 2022.09.16

AxisVM X5 UPDATES

AxisVM X5 update pack

RELEASE 4r
Last update: 2022.09.22

AxisVM X5 user manual


Last update: 2021.01.25

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1.
Download and install the update: AxisVMxxxx_Update_EU.exe (where xxxx stands for the current version and release – e.g. AxisVM164a_Update_EU.exe).

TROUBLESHOOTING

If AXISVM does not run due to a missing key file, check that the key file is copied into the application folder.

If AXISVM cannot find the protection key you may need to reinstall the Sentinel driver:

Step 2.
If you select a different destination folder than the original one you must copy the key file AxisVMxx_kkkk.key to the new destination folder as well (where xx stands for the version number, kkkk is the AXISVM protection key number – e.g. AxisVMX6_3905.key).

  • choose Add/Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) from the Control Panel
  • uninstall both Sentinel System Driver and Sentinel Protection Installer
  • restart the computer
  • reinstall Sentinel driver
  • try to run the installed AXISVM again

If the update package was not downloadable under Chrome browser, please, follow these instructions.

If you have checked all of the above and AXISVM still does not run, please contact us.

UPDATES FOR AXISVM USERS TO THE EARLIER COMMERCIAL VERSIONS

Please note that the versions available here are no longer supported packages, and no further patches or updates will be provided.

 

We always recommend that you use the latest version of the program
due to changes in the standard specifications and continuous improvements made to the program.

AXISVM X5 UPDATES

AxisVM X5 update pack

RELEASE 4s-hf1
Last update: 2023.03.02

AxisVM X5 user manual


Last update: 2021.01.25

AXISVM X4 UPDATES

AxisVM X4 update pack

RELEASE 3y
Last update: 2023.06.22

AxisVM X4 user manual


Last update: 2018.10.10

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1.
Download and install the update: AxisVMxxxx_Update_EU.exe (where xxxx stands for the current version and release – e.g. AxisVM134s_Update_EU.exe)

Step 2.
If you select a different destination folder than the original one you must copy the key file AxisVMxx_kkkk.key to the new destination folder as well (where xx stands for the version number, kkkk is the AXISVM protection key number – e.g. AxisVM13_3905.key).

TROUBLESHOOTING

If AXISVM does not run due to a missing key file, check that the key file is copied into the application folder.

If AXISVM cannot find the protection key you may need to reinstall the Sentinel driver:

  • choose Add/Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) from the Control Panel
  • uninstall both Sentinel System Driver and Sentinel Protection Installer.
  • restart the computer
  • reinstall Sentinel driver
  • try to run the installed AXISVM again

If you have checked all of the above and AXISVM still does not run, please contact us.

DOWNLOAD THE LATEST UPDATES

FOR THE COMMERCIAL VERSION OF RAPIDO

Due to changes in standard specifications, we recommend that you always use the latest version of the program.

AXISVM RAPIDO2

AxisVM Rapido2 update pack

RELEASE 1e
Last update: 2021.10.08

AxisVM Rapido2 user manual


Last update: 2015.03.09

AXISVM RAPIDO1

AxisVM Rapido1 update pack

RELEASE 2d
Last update: 2012.07.17

AxisVM Rapido1 user manual


Last update: 2015.03.09

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1.
Download and install the update – AxisVM_rapidoxxxx_Update_EU.exe (where xxxx stands for the current version and release – e.g. AxisVM_rapido2r1b_Update_EU.exe).

Step 2.
If you select a different destination folder than the original one, you must copy the Rapidox_kkkk.key file to the new destination folder as well (where x stands for the version number, kkkk is the Rapido protection key number – e.g. Rapido2_3905.key).

TROUBLESHOOTING

If Rapido does not run due to a missing key file, check that the key file is copied into the application folder.

If Rapido cannot find the protection key you may need to reinstall the Sentinel driver:

  • choose Add/Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) from the Control Panel.
  • uninstall both Sentinel System Driver and Sentinel
  • Protection Installer
  • restart the computer
  • reinstall Sentinel driver
  • try to run the already installed Rapido sofware

If you have checked all of the above and Rapido still does not run, please contact us.

SENTINEL DRIVER DOWNLOADS FOR SOFTWARE PROTECTION

If you encounter a software protection error, download the appropriate Sentinel driver.

SENTINEL DRIVERS

DRIVER VERSION: 7.6.9
Last update: 2017.09.13

DRIVER VERSION: 9.13
Last update: 2023.06.19

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Depending on the type of protection you have ordered for your program, download and install the program at the link above.

Note that administrator privileges are required for installation.

To do this, right-click on the downloaded file and select Run as administrator.

TROUBLESHOOTING

FOR SUPERPRO KEYS

  • select the Add / Remove Programs icon on the control panel
  • remove the Sentinel System Driver and Sentinel Protection Installer entries from the list
  • restart your computer
  • reinstall the Sentinel Protection Installer
  • start the already installed AXISVM program

For HL / SL /CL  keys

  • select the Add / Remove Programs icon on the control panel
  • remove the Sentinel Admin Control Center from the list
  • restart your computer
  • run the InstallSentinelRuntime file from the AxisVM \ Sentinel LDK folder
  • start the already installed AXISVM program

If the program still does not start, please contact us.

APPLICATIONS, PLUGINS

FOR SPECIAL SOLUTIONS

AXISVM, similar to other Windows applications, supports the Microsoft COM technology to access, control, and read data from external programs

The technology is particularly suited for the following tasks:

  • to link AXISVM to external software (e.g. Excel applications)

  • to enable users to develop custom applications that can control AXISVM

  • to run and analyze alternative design solutions within an iterative process

AXISVM API DOWNLOAD

AXISVM, like many other Windows applications, supports the Microsoft COM technology, making its operations available to external programs.
Any external program can get descriptions, read object properties or call the functions provided through the interface.
A program can launch AXISVM, build models, run calculations and get the results through the AXISVM COM server. 

There are two ways to integrate external applications into the program:

  • DLL modules placed in the Plugins folder of AXISVM are automatically included in the Plugins menu imitating the subfolder structure of the Plugins folder. See the AXISVM COM plugin section for more info on the subject.
  • Similarly, DLL modules placed in the Addons folder of AXISVM are automatically loaded with AXISVM. An add-ons icon is shown on the AXISVM toolbar. See the AXISVM COM add-on section of the reference guide for more info on the subject.

USER'S MANUAL

AxisVM API reference guide

RELEASE 17.3
Last update: 2024.02.29

AxisVM download the examples

ZIP FILE – 135 MB
Last update: 2024.01.22

VIDEO TUTORIALS

API EXAMPLES 1.

INTEGRATING EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS

API EXAMPLES 2.

INTEGRATING EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS

ADD-INS TO BIM COLLABORATION

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is a digital storage and managing method for any information regarding a facility. A model of the structure consists of objects representing geometrical objects, their properties or logical connections.

A high-level BIM connection via IFC files or dedicated interfaces facilitates bidirectional data exchange with any BIM-based application (ArchiCAD, AutoDesk ADT, Revit, Nemetschek Allplan, Tekla Structures, etc.). By tracking the changes and updating the structure, the collaboration of civil engineers and architects is made easier.

Open BIM connection is carried out via the IFC file format linking the AXISVM model to architectural or structural design applications.

Closed BIM connections between AXISVM and Revit or Tekla Structures facilitates enhanced export/import functions such as importing static models instead of the architectural description, tracking changes and updating the other model.

AXISVM BIDIRECTIONAL DATA EXCHANGE REVIT ADD-IN

The Revit add-in provides for direct data exchange between Revit and AXISVM. The Revit add-in application exports the structural frame (with elements and loads) of the model and passes it on to AXISVM. During import, it builds the Revit model based on the structural frame exported from AXISVM. Throughout the workflow, the application tracks any changes to the model and allows only for the desired changes to be applied.

To install the add-in, the user has to run the Axisvm_Revitapi_Setup.exe. It is essential that no Revit software should be running during this time. Currently, the application supports Revit 2015 and later versions. If the installation is successful, the Add-Ins/External Tools menu on the Revit main menu will include the AXISVM Interface.

AXISVM BIDIRECTIONAL DATA EXCHANGE TEKLA ADD-IN

The Tekla Add-in provides for direct data exchange between Tekla and AXISVM. The Tekla add-in application reads the structural frame (with elements, loads) of the model and passes it on to AXISVM. During import, it builds the Tekla model based on the structural frame (with elements, loads and actual reinforcement) exported from AXISVM. Throughout the workflow, the application tracks any changes to the model and allows only for the desired changes to be applied.

To install the add-in, the user has to run the Axisvm_Teklaapi_Setup.exe. It is essential that no Tekla software should be running during this time. Currently, Tekla 2019 and later versions are supported. If the installation is successful, the Add-Ins / External Tools menu item on Tekla’s main menu will include the AXISVM Import & Export.

RELEASE 2.13.5.0
Last update: 2023.11.22

RELEASE 2.5.1.0
Last update: 2023.09.13

AXISVM BIDIRECTIONAL DATA EXCHANGE REVIT ADD-IN

The Revit add-in provides the ability to direct data exchange between Revit and AxisVM. The Revit add-in application exports the structure’s structural frame (with elements and loads) during export and passes it on to AxisVM. When importing, it builds the Revit model based on the structural frame from AxisVM. Throughout the workflow, the application recognizes any changes to the model and allows only the desired changes to be applied.

To install, the user needs to run Axisvm_Revitapi_Setup.exe on their machine. It is important that no Revit software is running during this time. The application supports Revit 2015 and later versions. If the installation is successful, the Add-Ins/External Tools menu on the Revit main menu will include the AxisVM Interface.

RELEASE 2.13.5.0
Last update: 2023.11.22

AXISVM BIDIRECTIONAL DATA EXCHANGE TEKLA ADD-IN

The Tekla Add-in provides direct data exchange between Tekla and AxisVM. The Tekla add-in application reads the structural frame (with elements, loads) of the model and passes it on to AxisVM. During import, it builds the Tekla model on the basis of the structural frame (with elements, loads and actual reinforcement) from AxisVM. Throughout the workflow, the application recognizes changes to the model and allows only the desired changes to be applied.

To install, the user needs to run Axisvm_Teklaapi_Setup.exe on their machine. It is important that no Tekla software is running during this time. Currently, Tekla 2019 and later versions are supported. If the installation is successful, the Add-Ins / External Tools menu item on Tekla’s main menu will include the AxisVM Import & Export.

RELEASE 2.5.1.0
Last update: 2023.09.13

AXISVM POSSIBILITIES FOR PARAMETRIC DESIGN

Parametric design is based on the idea that specific numbers, i.e., parameters control the geometry.
To fully exploit its potentials, these parameters are linked to each other, with the links forming a system. Thus, it is possible to change the whole geometry by modifying only one parameter

(source: epiteszforum.hu)

The most commonly used parametric design software in structural design are Grasshopper and Dynamo.
These are often referred to as graphical algorithm editors that can be used to easily create parametric models.

GRASSHOPPER ADD-ON

The GrasshopperToAXISVM add-on makes feasible to export parametric models created in Grasshopper into AXISVM. The first step is make sure that AXISVM and Rhino/Grasshopper is installed on the computer, then copy the add-on into the Grasshopper Components’ Folder.

The GrasshopperToAXISVM add-on offers several components to define AXISVM model items from parametric cross-sections through structural members and domains to the link elements. The structural members and domains may be meshed. After definining load cases and load combinations, user may start finite element analysis (linear or nonlinear static, vibration, buckling or seismic) and create steel or timber design members. After starting the export, AXISVM opens automatically displaying the exported model.

One advantage of this interface is that it is easy to create parametric models and even templates in Grasshopper. For example, the parameters of a truss can be the span, the height, the layout, and the size of the cross-section. The other advantage is that Grasshopper offers a lot of geometric functions that enable the creation of complex 3D models.

GRASSHOPPER DEMOS

NEW AXISVM COMPONENT PACKAGE FOR RHINO/GRASSHOPPER

Grasshopper demo 1 -
Getting started

Grasshopper demo 2 - -
Short guide

Grasshopper demo 3 -
Detailed guide

DYNAMO ADD-ONS

The AXISVM-Dynamo component package allows parametric models to be imported from Dynamo, the parametric design software that runs alongside Revit.

The new package supports all the element and load types available in AXISVM and provides the ability to start the calculation immediately and view the results after changing the parameters.

Don’t miss this opportunity, try it now!

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

The DynamoToAxisVM extension is compatible with Revit 2023. AXISVM X5R4 or higher is supported. The add-on is compatible with the Windows operating system only.

  • open Revit
  • on the “Packages” tab select “Search for a Package” from the drop-down menu
  • wait until the loading is completed
  • type “DynamoToAxisVM” in the search box
  • press the “Install” button on the right component
  • add the file “Interop.AxisVM.FW4” from the AXSIVM folder to the downloaded package folder

DYNAMO DEMOS

Grasshopper demo 1 -
Getting started

Grasshopper demo 2 - -
Short guide

Grasshopper demo 3 -
Detailed guide

PYTHON INTERFACE FOR AXISVM (PYAXISVM)

The PYAXISVM project provides a high-level interface to AXISVM, making its operations available directly from Python. It is based on Microsoft’s COM technology and supports all the features of the original AXISVM COM type library, allowing you to

  • build, modify, or analyse AXISVM models
  • find solutions with iterative methods
  • combine the power of AXISVM with third-party Python libraries
  • build extension modules

In addition, PYAXISVM makes it possible to write clean, concise and more readable code by extending the type library with Python’s slicing mechanism, context management and more.

Browse the examples section of the PYAXISVM documentation for more complex tasks!

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