This Revit Architecture 2009 video tutorial covers how to import geometry from Rhino via Autocad. Really this technique will work for any program that can output a .sat. Even if the program cannot, Rhino imports many formats (such as .step or .iges) which you can then export as a .sat for Autocad. The basic logic in this tutorial is to create a tower which has geometry too complex to build in Revit. We then pass it through Autocad to export a closed solid .dwg. As of now Rhino only exports .dwg files as meshes (which do not work very well for massing objects) . We then run a few simple Massing operations such as scheduling, creating floors, and creating walls. Lastly, we create a new mass from Rhino and re-import the geometry to have all our schedules update and will a few steps our geometry as well. This descriptive intermediate level tutorial will cover all aspects of linking complex forms to drive massing in Rhino 3D, Revit Architecture and AutoCAD.
-Exporting from Rhino
-Import .sat to Autocad
-Importing geometry for Massing in Revit
-Creating floors from a Massing in Revit
-Simple Massing schedule
-Creating walls from a Mass
-Updating the Mass by re-importing geometry
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