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Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 6:24:12 AM | Help - Importing 3D Bentley to Revit (.dwg or .dgn to .rvt)

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goosey


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I am new to revit city, but have confidently used Revit Architecture for several years before. I'm having alot of trouble geting a 3d model from Bentley Architecture into Revit Architecture.

Currently I can only import as a .dwg, and it's behaving like a reference file (uneditable?!) Even trying to copy this, or query things, or fully explode, I'm not getting anywhere. It seems to completely disappear with the fully explode button. I have also tried importing it into a revit family, as somebody online recommended, and I have also tried exporting an IFC file from Bentley, and importing IFC to Revit, with no luck. It simply says there were errors in the file, and the errors are that there is 'no building model'!! (but I can open the IFC file in Bentley, with no problems).

There seems to be a lot of help for revit to bentley, but not the other way around?

Has anybody found a plug in that can open a 3d .dgn or .dwg file, and edit it in Revit? I'm not looking to do a great deal, except apply materials and test renders, or perhaps move things around.


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Fri, May 30, 2014 at 7:26:37 PM | Help - Importing 3D Bentley to Revit (.dwg or .dgn to .rvt)

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Have you tries importing it, then grouping it, then ungrouping it? probably be this point...yes. lol. just a bat in the dark, because it doesn't look like you've had much luck on a response. or if you didi get it to work how so?(if you don't mind) sounds like a helpful tool to know. because everytime ido something like that our file takes forever to do anything concerning, openning, saving, or syncing. maybe the way you did it is more efficient.


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Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:53:20 PM | Help - Importing 3D Bentley to Revit (.dwg or .dgn to .rvt)

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I have never worked with a Bently import.  Could this be the reason why you can't import directly?

http://help.autodesk.com/view/RVT/2013/ENU/?caas=caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-2013-or-2014-freezes-on-a-machine-with-ProjectWise-installed.html

You can't explode a 3D CAD import and expect to have 3D elements - doesn't work that way.  So obvioiusly, if you have only unexploded imports into a Revit project or a Revit family, you will NOT be able to modify them.


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