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Video Tutorials and Samples

Conveyor V2 – Workshop (March 10, 2021)

This is a recording of a 1-hour virtual Conveyor workshop covering a variety of Rhino-Revit workflows using the Conveyor toolkit. The workshop explores importing Rhinoceros 3D objects into Autodesk Revit and direct Rhino-Revit integration by extending Rhino 7’s Rhino.Inside framework.

New in V2!

Direct Send Rhino Objects to Revit

This video provides an overview of how Conveyor V2 allows users to send their Rhino objects directly into Revit with a simple interface. The Conveyor plugin extends and enhances Rhino 7’s Rhino.Inside.Revit technology for a more integrated and easy workflow.

Direct Get Revit Elements to Rhino

This tutorial describes the process for getting Revit objects – such as walls – into Rhino 7 using the Conveyor V2 plugin. Conveyor V2 introduces novel translation log that expands the Rhino-Revit integration with Rhino.Inside.Revit. Conveyor exposes a simple Rhino interface for getting and sending objects between Rhino and Revit.

2 Workflows for Integrating Grasshopper with Revit

This tutorial reviews two ways that the same Grasshopper definition can integrate with Revit using the Conveyor V2 plugin.

  • The first workflow involves using the Conveyor Grasshopper components ‘outside’ of Revit using Conveyor’s import addin.
  • The second workflow involves using Conveyor’s Grasshopper components with Rhino.Inside.Revit for a direct integration.

Getting Started

The basics

In this video, we provide a general introduction to the Conveyor workflow. This video demonstrates the following…

  • Exporting existing Revit levels and grids into Rhino.
  • Sketching free-form floor elements in Rhino with floor classifications.
  • Importing the Rhino floor geometry into Revit as a native floor.
  • Changing the floors in Rhino and updating them in Revit.
  • Creating a Rhino free-form solid and importing it into Revit as a Mass – Creating a Revit schedule to list imports.

Convert Rhino Geometry to Revit

This video covers a few options for taking geometry created in Rhino and translating it into Revit. This video covers:

  • Setting up your Rhino file for transferring geometry.
  • Converting geometry into Revit as individual direct shapes.
  • Setting up a Rhino block and converting it to sing Revit direct shape.
  • Importing the Rhino block as a Revit family.

Convert Rhino blocks to Revit families

This video demonstrates how to use Rhino blocks and instances and translate them to native Revit families with instances using Conveyor. This video shows:

  • A Rhino file with two block definitions for a unitized curtain wall.
  • Using Conveyor to translate the Rhino blocks to Revit families
  • Using Conveyor to place instances of the Rhino blocks in a Revit project.
  • Discusses the use of subcategories and material settings on blocks.
  • Shows how resultant Revit families contain native Free Form geometry.

Translate clean meshes into Revit

Conveyor allows users to create “hidden edge” meshes within Revit. This video discusses common limitations of meshes with Revit and shows how Conveyor can be used to import clean mesh geometry that can be used in the BIM workflow. This video covers:

  • Common limitations of importing meshes into Revit.
  • Example of importing a Rhino mesh into Revit using Conveyor.
  • Demonstration of cutting the imported mesh in 3D and in plan Revit views.

Translate Rhino 7 SubD Objects into Revit

SubD objects are a new type of object introduced in Rhino 7. They allow users to define coarse control polygon networks and implement “subdivision” refinements to create smooth surfaces. This tutorial shows how Conveyor supports importing these objects into Revit using our mesh post-processing. This tutorial explains how to:

  • Assign SubD objects to Conveyor import categories
  • Import the SubD object as as “hidden edge” mesh into Revit
  • Adjust Conveyor’s SubD subdivision settings to change the mesh import resolution
  • Update the SubD object in Revit.

Assign custom Rhino properties

Conveyor comes with a Rhino data management interface called Semantic. This tutorial covers the basics of defining custom Rhino properties for objects and demonstrates how this data can be transferred to Revit. The video covers:

  • Defining custom numeric and categorical properties on Rhino geometry.
  • Creating tabular data queries that are live-linked to Rhino geometry.
  • Importing floors with data properties into Revit and creating a Revit schedule.

Place Revit adaptive families with Grasshopper

This video discusses how to use Conveyor’s Grasshopper tools to create and control Revit-based Adaptive Component Families. This video covers the following topics:

  • Using the Conveyor Adaptive tools in Grasshopper.
  • Preparing Grasshopper data for Revit translation.
  • Using Conveyor to place Adaptive Components.
  • Changing the Grasshopper parameters and updating the Revit Adaptive Components.

Import Levels and Floors using Grasshopper

In this video, we review how to setup a Grasshopper definition to translate Levels and Floors into Revit. Grasshopper is used to parametrically control floor surfaces. The objects are imported to Revit and then updated from Grasshopper.

  • Setting up the Levels Conveyor component.
  • Setting up the Floors Conveyor component.
  • Importing Grasshopper objects into Revit.
  • Updating the Grasshopper objects with Revit.

Import Blocks as Families using Grasshopper

In this video, we review how to use Conveyor’s Grasshopper components to manage the transfer of Blocks into Revit. Rhino Grasshopper components can be used to create block definitions and instances and transfer them to Revit.

  • Establish a Block definition using Grasshopper.
  • Establish Block instances using Grasshopper.
  • Import Block definitions and instances into Revit as Family elements.
  • Update the Block definitions and instances in Revit.

Other Tutorials

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TUTORIAL – Import a Rhino Wall Sketch

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