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    3D car - DWG to Revit as site object?

    I found this car on RevitCity, it works pretty well for plans/elevs/sections in hidden line. Anyone know how they exported from a DWG and not get the triangulation (see attached image)?

    Also, it's odd that it came in as a Site Object. I'm still pretty new to Revit, but in my limited knowledge this seems like a good option; small size, true 3D and renders OK in hidden line. Are there any pitfalls I'm not catching?

    Thanks in advance.

    -tofu

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    #2
    There's a workflow through Max to hide the edges. Most will tell you that imported files are bad in Revit. Do what you gotta do but be aware that it's a known issue.


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      #3
      Dammit, prior to posting I searched the forum with several keywords; except never trying "triangulation". Figures I'd leave the most important word out. Proper search found it right away. Also, duly noted on the import warning. Thank you Greg.

      Here is the link incase it helps others.

      Last edited by lukewarmtofu; February 19, 2017, 05:09 AM.

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        #4
        Maybe a crazy question but using Sketchup files from -warehouse. Would that give the same or maybe better car objects? There a tons of great cars and furniture in skp format..

        To incorporate a Trimble® SketchUp® design, import the SKP file into a Revit family. Then load the family into a Revit project. Note: Revit supports the import of files from Trimble® SketchUp® 8 and earlier releases. Files from later releases of Trimble® SketchUp® are not supported. Before importing a SKP file from Trimble® SketchUp® into Revit, do the following: Make sure you import the geometric data needed for the Revit capability that you plan to use. See About Imported Geometry
        Last edited by HansLammerts; February 19, 2017, 09:17 AM.

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          #5
          same issues
          Greg McDowell Jr
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            #6
            SKP to DWG, no problem here

            I made this fantastic car in my CAD class in school as a project, but now I imported it to Sketchup. At first, this was 16MB, but thanks to bogdach, he was able to reduce it down to 9MB, so many thanks to him. 163rd Model. Uploaded to celebrate the end of my school year! :D The weight was reduced by approximately 60 kg (132 lb) over that of the road car, through the removal of various pieces of trim and use of optional equipment. The car also had a different transaxle, various aerodynamic modifications, including a rear spoiler and specially-designed 18 inch (457 mm) wheels. The LM also used the GTR's upgraded engine without race-mandated restrictors to produce 691 PS (680 hp/508 kW). It had a top speed of 231 mph. The LM is regarded to be the fastest incarnation of the McLaren F1 roadcars through the gears. It has a 0-60mph time of 2.9 seconds and was once the holder of many world records including the 0-100-0mph record which it completed in 8.5 seconds. Only five were ever made. Engine and interior are included. Yes, this is an import, but an import of my own work. I have uploaded this http://www.3dcadbrowser.com/preview.aspx?ModelCode=11662 #12 #225_MPH #Auto #Automobile #British #bumper #Car #Cars #Coupe #Demon #exhaust #Exotic #Expensive #Extreme #F1 #Fast #GTR #Hypercar #KPH #Le_Mans #Lightweight #LM #Manual #Masina #McLaren #McLaren_F1_LM #MR #Outrageous #Race_Car #Rare #RPM #Speed #Splendid #Stock #Supercar #torque #Track_Car #Transportation #Ultracar #V12 #Vehicle
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              #7
              The *problems* exist in Revit, using SKP, DWG, and other geometry that gets "flattened in" through SKP and DWG. It may look fine, but it will eventually cause the *dimensional wackiness* that imported geometry causes in Revit Files.
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                #8
                This indeed needs to be dealed with 'within Revit'

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                  #9
                  Yep! The way you deal with it is not to use that garbage, unless you want your model to be all jacked up. That's the way it is, at the moment.
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    I use very generic car shaped families to give the impression that a vehicle is there. Basic sedans, trucks and minivans work best. By basic I mean it's little more than boxy extrusion with the edges rounded. Then I use a smoked glass material so it's little more then a suggestion of a vehicle. It's not a great solution but it's quick and does the job well enough to satisfy the city officials.
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