Konstru was created to solve several large, persistent problems in the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) by architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms. One of those problems is BIM model version control, and another is interoperability among the various engineering and modeling software packages. In this post, we explain how to bring Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software into interoperability with other software such as Revit, Tekla, Grasshopper, RAM, and others.
The Konstru Plugins
This same process applies for all 7 Konstru plugins, which are developed to make the following software interoperable from within Konstru:
- Tekla BIM Structures
- Autodesk Revit
- CSI SAP2000
- Bentley Systems RAM
- CSI ETABS
- Microsoft Excel
Installing the Excel Plugin for Konstru
Once you have created your free beta account in Konstru, click on the “Get Plugins” menu item at the top of your browser screen.
On that page, you will then see the download links for each of the plugins that that Konstru offers. Choose Microsoft Excel and click the icon to download the desktop plugin software.
Once you click the icon, the common browser download dialog will begin. Download the software, and then run the .msi file on your computer. The installer will walk you through the process.
Once the plugin software installation is complete, close the installer and then run Microsoft Excel. When you are running the software, you will find the Konstru plugin in the “Add-Ons” menu. Click “Add-Ons”, and then “Konstru” from the plugin. A new dialog will open, allowing you to upload your analysis to Konstru or download a model from Konstru into Microsoft Excel.
The video below offers step by step instructions on how to download and install theMicrosoft Excel plugin for Konstru.