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HOW TO: Setup your Rhino File

Supported Version: v1.0 and v2.0


Conveyor uses a combination of Layer organization and user text attributes to manage the translation of Rhino objects into Revit elements. Conveyor comes with utilities for setting up a Rhino file from scratch or exporting a Rhino file with setup information from Revit.


Option 1: ‘ConveyorSetup’ Command in Rhino 6 (‘ConveyorV2’ in Rhino 7)

In Rhino 6, perform the following steps to setup your file for use with Conveyor.

  1. Run the “ConveyorSetup” command from the Rhino command line.
    • “ConveyorV2” is the command for Rhino 7
  2. Verify that the Conveyor nested layer structure has been created
  3. Assign objects to Conveyor categories using the UI
    • Alternative: Assign objects to Conveyor layers using the Rhino layer manager.
  4. Save the Rhino file

Option 2: ‘Setup Rhino File’ from Revit

In Revit, perform the following steps to create a Rhino file that can be used with Conveyor:

  1. Run the “Setup Rhino File” command from the Revit ribbon
  2. Name and save your Rhino 3DM file to a desired location
  3. Open the Rhino file
  4. Verify that the file exported with Levels, Grids, and a Conveyor layer structure
  5. Assign objects to Conveyor categories using the “ConveyorSetup” command UI
    • Alternative: Assign objects to Conveyor layers using the Rhino layer manager.

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