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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:40:30 PM | 3d importing

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Hey guys.  Here's a good one.

RST 2012.  A mechanical engineer wants our firm to be the Structural Engineer, but they use Solidworks and we use Revit/CAD.  So they have created a DWG file of their model and I need to somehow import it into Revit, add some structure, and then export it back to DWG and then they will somehow put that into Solidworks.

 

Is this the only way?  

The problems I am having is when I link or import the 3D dwg into Revit, it doesn't act like it's really 3D.  I can cut sections anywhere and they all look the same.  Plan views all look the same too, even though they are at different elevations. 


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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 5:11:39 PM | 3d importing

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Try having them export to an IFC file which you then pull into a Revit file and link that into your project. 


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Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 5:44:48 PM | 3d importing

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You might consider expanding on your post in a manner that defines how you are trying to interact with their file.

Hub's suggestion will all for some of the intelligence from the file to pass-through into your Revit model. This method is not perfect however, be prepared from missing data.

 

IFC is about the only way to pass the data between platforms if Solidworks can handle ifc.

If you just need to see the 3D surfaces, then how is it not acting like a 3D model?


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