An approach used to analyse the behaviour of a given structural system using analytical modelling tools and the BIM design authoring model. The optimization process uses the modelling to meet the minimal standards for structural design. To generate effective, efficient, and constructible structural systems, additional research and refining of the structural design is done in light of this analysis.
The development of this knowledge serves as the foundation for what will be conveyed to the stages of digital manufacturing and building system design. It is not necessary to start using BIM from the beginning of the design process for it to be effective. In order to facilitate faster, more efficient fabrication and for better coordination during construction, structural analysis is frequently used at the connection design level.
Designing a construction system is another application that this connects to and is tied into. Examples include, but are not limited to: erection design, construction means and procedures, and rigging. Performance simulations made possible by the use of this analysis tool can considerably enhance the facility's design, functionality, and safety over the course of its life.