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Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 7:24:04 AM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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I used to do my conceptual massing in Rhino, and import as an .sat file to create a mass and mass floors etc.  That's fine.  If I needed to manipulate the mass I would go back to Rhino and import again.  The mass in Revit could not be manipulated.  What I am trying to do with 2010 is take the .sat file and somehow translate, or rebuild that as an editable mass in the conceptual massing environment.  The form is quite complicated, lets call it banana shaped.  The problem is that I cannot snap to the ,sat file to trace profiles for sweeps, and I cant explode the sat to break it down.

Anyone out there up to speed on this. Any ideas?


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Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 4:47:28 PM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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The number of responses to this thread is disappointing...sigh.

 

I am trying to do the same thing.  I would like to trace my UV forms in Rhino and import to Revit where they can become parametric.  I could not explode either.  Well, I was able to snap to my endpoints, but that was all.  Not so helpful in the end since Revit could not replicate the linear geometry.

 

Anyone else?


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Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:39:07 PM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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I've had the same problem. No solution.

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Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:29:52 PM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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I haven't had success with this either in 2011. I just tried a test of a simple cube from rhino exported to .sat, and still no luck. From what I understand imported masses cannot be fully converted into parametric revit masses, unless someone else has figured this out?

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Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:23:32 AM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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you'll never be able to just 'convert' it to revit.  but it would be nice if it were easier to redraw from.

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Tue, May 3, 2011 at 3:39:10 PM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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Rip it up and start again!  I always find that when you rebuild something it end up cleaner and improved anyway.


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Tue, May 3, 2011 at 9:36:15 PM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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There's some truth to that, but even though there are those who very comfortable with revit massing I still feel like its the 500 pount gorilla in the room...its just too cumbersome for design (though I did see an elephant that someone created with revit masses). I definitely do appreciate the parametrization that comes with the revit masses and how they can be a part and update the model. What would be best at the least is what was previsously said that if you could somehow trace over imported masses or use them as an overlay of some kind. That would be great.


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Wed, May 4, 2011 at 2:07:10 AM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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Agreed, that's wahat I was hoping for in the original post.  I don't see autodesk developing it either as they are pushing the conceptual modelling side.


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Wed, May 25, 2011 at 2:35:56 AM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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I'm trying to do the same thing, did anybody have any luck?


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Wed, May 25, 2011 at 4:03:22 AM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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WOW so many people find something so easy to be hard..

 

just open a separate session of revit- create mass- import

DWG- use DWG for reference and build the thing in a different

session of revit.. if you can see it and measure it- you can build it..


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Fri, May 27, 2011 at 5:46:18 PM | 2010 Conceptual Massing and .sat files

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Brainbox, I'm thick and it took me ages to work that one out.  Swattypants!  Only joking.


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