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Compatibility Summary

Conveyor is built on novel uses of the Rhino 3DM file format to manage compatibility between Rhino and Revit. While numerous workflows have been designed over the years, using the 3DM file with the OpenNURBS SDK offers a number of advantages over other methods:

  • Rhino 3DM is an open source, flexible, and extensible file format and supports numerous Rhino versions – namely Rhino 6.
  • A Rhino user can share their 3DM model with a Revit user that may not know how to use Rhino.
  • Using OpenNURBS means that users do not need to draw a Rhino license to access most of the import methods available in Conveyor.
  • Rhino 3DMs expose serializable geometry allowing us to easily track changes and compare elements for updating.

Workflows with Conveyor

Type

Rhino

Revit


Adaptive Components

Ability to control and update placement of Revit adaptive components from Rhino polyline objects. Learn more…


Blocks

Ability to create and update a Revit Family using a Rhino block definition containing surfaces, solids, and meshes. Learn more…


Curtain System

Ability to create and update a Revit face-based curtain system using Rhino surface or polysurface. Learn more…


Floors

Ability to create and replace Revit floors using Rhino planar trimmed surfaces or solids. Learn more…


Grids

Ability to create and replace Revit grids using Rhino line and curve objects. Learn more…


Levels

Ability to create and update Revit levels using Rhino text objects. Learn more…


Meshes

Ability to create and update Revit mesh families using Rhino mesh objects. Learn more…


Roofs

Ability to create and replace Revit roof objects using Rhino planar trimmed surfaces or solids. Learn more…


Rooms

Ability to create, place, and update Revit rooms using Rhino text objects. Learn more…


Structure

Ability to create and update structure elements using Rhino curves or solids. Learn more…


Surfaces and Solids

Ability to create and update Revit family surfaces or solids using Rhino surface or solid objects. Learn more…


Walls

Ability to create and replace Revit wall elements using Rhino extruded objects and solids. Learn more…


Walls By Face

Ability to create and replace Revit wall elements using the face of Rhino surfaces. Learn more…

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