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Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 8:07:42 AM | Sketchup model into Revit




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The workflow in my office is as follows. The architect draws and models in Sketchup, then gives the model to me to re-draw in Revit. I link the Sketchup file into Revit and use the model as a basis.

The problem is sometimes when you scale objects in Sketchup, Revit can´t read the objects properly.



Is there anyway too get around this problem in a practical way? (not scaling in Sketchup is not an option)


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Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 4:59:52 PM | Sketchup model into Revit



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Why is your architect doing it in sketchup for you to re-draw in Revit?  That is your main problem, just do it in revit to start with, what a waste of time.  I don't believe there is a way around it that I know of

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Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 6:21:56 PM | Sketchup model into Revit



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This sounds like the workflow in a LOT of architects office.  The easy answer is to drop sketchup out of the picture, but for a lot of the middle-aged architects out there, sketchup is king and revit is complicated thus undesirable.  Cryingprobably because they aren't advanced enough in their abilities to use it) That being said, yes there is a way around it.

Right now it appears this is the first go-around for Revit to be able to directly link a sketchup model.  Before you had to export as CAD and link (NOT IMPORT) into Revit.  My suggestion is to revert back to that process.  For objects not able to scale correctly, find a way to export them seperately from your model.

Another way is to unfortunately start using something like Rhino as a 3rd Party to push in and take out information of the two models.  Love Rhino, hate complicated workflows.

My hope is that Revit 2014 or whatever new releases come out that this process of linking sketchup is improved.



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Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 6:06:20 PM | Sketchup model into Revit




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Too bad i don´t have any influence over the wolkflow. But it is what it is.

I´ve found that if you explode everything in Sketchup before you link it you wont have that problem,


Thanks for your suggesitons.


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