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Introduction to Conveyor Rhino-Revit Importing

Getting Started with Rhino-Revit Importing

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.

This tutorial covers a few workflows for tracking and managing Revit elements that were imported from Rhino using the Conveyor addin. Using Conveyor’s shared parameters, imported objects are easily itemized with Revit schedules or filtered using Revit view filters.

  • Learn about Conveyor’s share parameters supporting import reporting
  • Create a Revit schedule of objects imported from Rhino
  • Create a view filter to highlight objects imported from Rhino

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.

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