Sumo – An analysis and BIM tool for structural engineers

Session synopsis

For as long as software has existed, there has been a need to transfer information between various systems. More recently, the need for collaboration and information sharing amongst design professionals has advanced to a higher level—Building Information Modelling (BIM). Sumo is an analysis and BIM tool which can be used in conjunction with Revit.

Why should people attend?

To be made aware of available software that simplifies the analysis and design steps in a project. To help with workflows between modelling software and structural analysis software without redoing work.





Oct 12 2020

Event types

Learning session


  1. Amazing learning session ; personnaly i learned more about PROKON BIM tools, and i found it verry intersting, in particulary SUMO, his environement looks like Autodesk Fusion 360, and i found it more flexible for design analysis, but i have just some few questions:
    1. it possible in SUMO to have notes calculations detailled of structural design element like a column or a Beam?
    2. In Sumo it possible to make dynamic analysis design of structures (Like modal spectral analysis, seismic analysis, Temporal analysis, Footfull Analysis;FRF analysis, Pushover Analysis,…?
    honestly the learning session was verry insightfull for me, good presentation from PROKON EXPERT
    good job done

    1. Good morning Bahara, and thanks for the kind remarks. I’d be happy to address your questions.

      1. Sumo is primarily an analysis program. Although its reporting tools are quite powerful, they don’t include the design of individual structural elements. To do a design, we link with our multitude of other products (Steel, Concrete, and Timber design) via the Design Links and Design Groups. The design programs’ reporting is also very good; a report is automatically generated and contains detailed equations and references to the relevant design code.
      2. Currently, Sumo is able to do Modal, Harmonic, and Seismic dynamic analyses.

      1. thank you so much for the further detailled explanation but i believe as well as the soft is verry intersting for the future detailled design of individual structural elements of structure model will be integeted into this, as sofistik analysis design for Revit! future is bright and all best things for PROKON Sophistic and powerfull applications for AEC Sector