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Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 8:27:25 PM | Can't import SKP file!

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I created a column using sketchup and I'm trying to import it into revit.  It's just a square column that I modeled using sketchup and turned into a component within sketchup.  I used the help option in revit to figure out how to import this column into revit....I followed the instructions closely and still cannot get it to work.  I did everything under "creating an in-place family" except I can't understand #4 and #5:

4. Use the tools on the Design Bar to add components, massing geometry, and lines.

5. When you finish creating the in-place family, click Finish Family.

First of all, I can't figure out how to do anything in #4.  It just seems too vague.  Second, if I try to skip over #4, it won't allow me to "Finish Family" in #5 without deleting the family I'm creating.

The only reason I went through all the steps in "Creating an in-place family" is because I get no where when I follow the steps in "Importing SKP files" under revit help. "Create an in place family" IS the first step under "Importing SKP files" but I can't get my file to import when I try to do this step (unsuccessfully) OR if I try to skip over it and (successfully) follow the rest of the steps (under "Importing SKP files"Winking.

Bottom line is:  I can't get my column into my revit project.  HELP!  I'm going crazy.


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Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 8:33:26 PM | Can't import SKP file!

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Also, I'm using revit version 2009.

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Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:58:59 PM | Can't import SKP file!

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After you START the in-place family (steps 1-3), you want to go back to the instruction for importing SKP files. You only do step 4 of the in-place family creation if you want to create content using Revit tools. In this case, instead of using Revit tools to create the content, you are going to go to File, import CAD Formats, and in the File Type selector, pick SKP, then browse and select your Sketchup file.

However, for something simple like a column, it's just as easy to create using Revit. That's my opinion.


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