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HOW TO: Convert a Mesh

Supported Version: v1.0 and v2.0

Setup Assumptions

This article describes how to convert mesh geometry from Rhino to Revit with the Conveyor tools.

  • Revit Requirements: None
  • Rhino Requirements: A Rhino mesh object assigned to a Conveyor mesh category.

Workflow with Rhino – Mesh Object

1. (Rhino) Create a Rhino mesh object

Define a mesh object in Rhino.

2. (Rhino) Assign the mesh to a Conveyor category

Assign the mesh object to a mesh Conveyor layer with a Revit category.

Save the Rhino file.

3. (Revit) Launch Rhino Conveyor and select saved Rhino 3DM file

In the Rhino Conveyor panel, select the Rhino 3DM containing the mesh object(s). Verify the listing of elements and select as needed.

4. (Revit) Load the mesh objects

Click the “Load Rhino Objects” button to load the meshes. The meshes will be created as families assigned to the Revit category

Modify and Update Mesh

1. (Rhino) Update the Rhino mesh object

Modify or edit the existing Rhino mesh object.

Save the Rhino file.

2. (Revit) Refresh the file in Rhino Conveyor to review changes

Refresh the Rhino file from the Rhino Conveyor panel in Revit. Review the updated mesh elements.

3. (Revit) Load the updated meshes

Load the updated Revit meshes. Conveyor will update the mesh family. (Note: Depending on the update type, meshes may be re-created elements IDs will change)

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Known Issues

The following represents a list of known issues and limitations with importing meshes using Conveyor:

  • Imported meshes cannot have materials directly assigned to them.
  • Users will need to use visibility graphic overrides or object styles to control the graphics of the imported mesh.

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