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    Default Importing Autocad 3d models into Revit

    How do you import a 3d Solid model created in Autocad. Not flat 2d dwgs. but the 3d solid model which one can render in Revit or apply materials to etc.

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    Default Re: Importing Autocad 3d models into Revit

    you simply import as a cad file.. but it is important that you assign names to all the layers as these are the source of defining material definitions within revit... go to object styles in revit and adjust the layer names imported to the material you wish to see rendered... unless you define the objects in autocad with the unique layer names you will not be able to define materials in revit.

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    Default Re: Importing Autocad 3d models into Revit

    I tried that and it did not work-hence the question in the Forum.

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    Default Re: Importing Autocad 3d models into Revit

    The imported .dwg file can't have any mesh types in the object (faces, surfaces). It has to be only a solid. Typically you would import the .dwg into a Revit family first, than import the Revit family into the project.

    You can try to import the file into Revit as a mass in sketch mode.

    Also the dwg can't have any, 3rd party lisp stuff that was used to create the solid. I have had issues with 3rd party apps that create MEP objects.

    Post the .dwg file so we can help you or PM me and I will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain35 View Post
    The imported .dwg file can't have any mesh types in the object (faces, surfaces). It has to be only a solid. Typically you would import the .dwg into a Revit family first, than import the Revit family into the project.

    You can try to import the file into Revit as a mass in sketch mode.

    Also the dwg can't have any, 3rd party lisp stuff that was used to create the solid. I have had issues with 3rd party apps that create MEP objects.

    Post the .dwg file so we can help you or PM me and I will help.

    Kirk
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