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    Revit in to Sketch up

    I know this sound dumb but does any one know how to get a Revit model into a sketch up model. I know this sound backwards and it is. I have a really wired request form one of our consultants. :hide:

    Wade

    #2
    Export a 3D view to AutoCad. Import Cad into SU. ( You might have to use Revit> 3d Cad> Max> 3ds?)

    I agree--it does sound kinda dumb, but I won't even go there.............
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Thank you.... I tryed FBX to max to 3ds but it crashed going in to Sketch up.

      Im Trying 3d Cad now to see if it works.

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        #4
        many times, sketchup can't handle the geometry. It doesn't like large files due to the fact that its a surface modeler.
        Scott D Davis
        Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
        Autodesk, Inc.
        http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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          #5
          Thanks Scott, I hate even to having to ask.... I’m not a fan of sketch up.... but there is a part of our design team is using it and he is pretty far along and need our building model for prelim package...... I’ve tried MAX, Revit, and AutoCAD to get in to a 3ds format that will load but every one i creates crashes over and over.... I’m out of ideas. one opption left and that is to re-create it in revit and ditch skech up....... Supid Google!!

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            #6
            Try exporting to an earlier version of autocad if you can... I seem to recall that Sketchup had and issue with particular autocad version files.

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              #7
              I believe ACAD 2004 did the trick.
              Juan Carlos Moreno
              Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
              Sisley Cosmetics

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                #8
                Easy, export to 3d dwg, then import same. works like a treat. Just did it myself. That's only if they have the pro version of sketchup.

                Here's the list of what the latest Sketchup Pro 8 can do. .
                Export 3D models: 3DS, DWG, DXF, FBX, OBJ, VRML, XSI
                Export 3D models: KMZ, DAE
                Export 2D vectors: PDF, EPS, EPIX
                Export 2D rasters: JPEG, TIFF, PNG
                Import 2D and 3D CAD files: DWG, DXF (Learn more)
                Import: DAE, KMZ, 3DS, DEM, DDF and image formats
                Export 2D CAD files from LayOut: DWG, DXF

                Wadeshuey, don't write this program off, You may be surprised what this person can do when they receive the file. No, it is not a peer of Revit, rather it is an amazingly powerful piece of work in it's own field of expertise and you should never underestimate what this program can do in the right hands. Especially if they are skilled at the huge array of plug-in rubys available for it.
                It has it's drawbacks in construction documentation but surprisingly there are some out there who are producing drawings of quite acceptable building documentation.

                In this Revit forum I am constantly amazed by the ingenuity of some of you guys, and the same goes over at the Sketchup forums. Do yourselves a favour and have a squizz at some Sketchup forums and blogs.
                As far as large file sizes, I have seen a significantly detailed spaceship 1 kilometre long.
                But it probably had no guts! :laugh: And it probably wasn't linked to a Solar System file!!
                Many designers and architects are using this program for conceptual stuff, then bringing it into Revit. And with the large array of rendering engines out there, there are some amazing results from Sketchup, practically indistinguishable from Revit renders.
                Every year I introduce the wonders of Sketchup (SU) and then Revit to 30 or so people, with SU being the ideal pathway into more complex 3d modelling.
                When I get the time, I will be exploring Vasari for this very purpose. It might help the transition to Revit smooth out a bit.
                Google don't charge 1000's of dollars for the product, and then every year subscription-wise, so of course it won't deliver the type of goods you rightly expect from a program that does charge that amount. But for 500 bucks for the Pro version, it certainly has filled it's niche in my stable.
                And just remember, sweep=follow me!!

                cheers
                Motorbike riding is one long bezier curve

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                  #9
                  Make sure you export the geometry to the ACAD 2004 DWG using ACIS Solids.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by biff View Post
                    Easy, export to 3d dwg, then import same. works like a treat. Just did it myself. That's only if they have the pro version of sketchup.

                    Here's the list of what the latest Sketchup Pro 8 can do. .
                    Export 3D models: 3DS, DWG, DXF, FBX, OBJ, VRML, XSI
                    Export 3D models: KMZ, DAE
                    Export 2D vectors: PDF, EPS, EPIX
                    Export 2D rasters: JPEG, TIFF, PNG
                    Import 2D and 3D CAD files: DWG, DXF (Learn more)
                    Import: DAE, KMZ, 3DS, DEM, DDF and image formats
                    Export 2D CAD files from LayOut: DWG, DXF

                    Wadeshuey, don't write this program off, You may be surprised what this person can do when they receive the file. No, it is not a peer of Revit, rather it is an amazingly powerful piece of work in it's own field of expertise and you should never underestimate what this program can do in the right hands. Especially if they are skilled at the huge array of plug-in rubys available for it.
                    It has it's drawbacks in construction documentation but surprisingly there are some out there who are producing drawings of quite acceptable building documentation.

                    In this Revit forum I am constantly amazed by the ingenuity of some of you guys, and the same goes over at the Sketchup forums. Do yourselves a favour and have a squizz at some Sketchup forums and blogs.
                    As far as large file sizes, I have seen a significantly detailed spaceship 1 kilometre long.
                    But it probably had no guts! :laugh: And it probably wasn't linked to a Solar System file!!
                    Many designers and architects are using this program for conceptual stuff, then bringing it into Revit. And with the large array of rendering engines out there, there are some amazing results from Sketchup, practically indistinguishable from Revit renders.
                    Every year I introduce the wonders of Sketchup (SU) and then Revit to 30 or so people, with SU being the ideal pathway into more complex 3d modelling.
                    When I get the time, I will be exploring Vasari for this very purpose. It might help the transition to Revit smooth out a bit.
                    Google don't charge 1000's of dollars for the product, and then every year subscription-wise, so of course it won't deliver the type of goods you rightly expect from a program that does charge that amount. But for 500 bucks for the Pro version, it certainly has filled it's niche in my stable.
                    And just remember, sweep=follow me!!

                    cheers
                    Thank you biff

                    I am always looking for new ways to create an edge for my self. Shortly after posting this thread I leaned that I needed Pro... so the consultant took to over and it worked great. I guess I need to explore Pro or just play with SU some more and give it a real shot.

                    Revit will always be my go too program but I have started using Max and Sketch book for a little more of my deign work….. Maybe I’ll give SU a spin too.

                    Thank for the Input.
                    Last edited by Wadeshuey; July 12, 2011, 03:11 PM.

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