The first program on the Revit Classroom Workflow Chart I would like to introduce you all to is Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. There are a few reasons why I added this program to the chart. The first reason is that it is completely free for all students!
From Autodesk's Website:
Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software offers powerful analysis with exceptional finite element auto-meshing capabilities, providing structural engineers with a faster means for tackling the most complex simulations and model calculations. Core features of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional include:
Seamless bidirectional links with Autodesk Revit Structure software
Advanced finite element auto-meshing capabilities
Wide range of analysis capabilities
State-of-the-art analysis solvers
Extensive output of analysis results
Multiple languages and units for global markets
Country-specific preferences and design codes
Integrated design solution for reinforced concrete and steel
Integrated workflow from structural analysis and design to fabrication drawings
Open and flexible API (application programming interface)
Obviously, unless you are a structural engineer some of this stuff is WAY overkill. I find that the basic analyzations that could be produced are very helpful. Especially to visually see the results. For the designer, it is a great tool to really understand how your loads will be distributed and where they might be excessive.
The point I am trying to make is that you are taking the time to create this beautiful building information model... GET SOME INFORMATION OFF OF IT!
At your request I will go deeper into any of these programs that I am introducing.
Here is some more info on Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis: