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Mon, May 22, 2006 at 7:37:05 PM | Piranesi & Revit




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I am looking into purchasing Piranesi to enhance our 3D images and was wondering if anyone was actualy using it on Revit based models. Is object material maintained in the file translation? Any possitive & negative feedback welcome. Thanks Jo Jo Post edited on 2006-05-22 19:37:56

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Tue, May 23, 2006 at 1:51:02 AM | RE: Piranesi & Revit




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Never used Piranesi, but I have imported the project into 3d maxx and it seemed to work ok. Some of the materials cross over but most do not. Any lights that I had did not cross over either.

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Tue, May 30, 2006 at 10:28:39 AM | RE: Piranesi & Revit



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We started using piranesi last month; While it seems to work well with Sketchup, It would be even better if it could work well with revit. I was told that for revit materials and depth information to transfer to piranesi well you first had to take the model into Viz, unfortulately I don't have access to Viz. Piranesi is a great program though, you can take a blank Sketchup model and have a good looking rendered image really fast. I have tried exporting the revit file to 3d dwf and autocad, neither worked anywhere near well enough. I also tried revit > 3d autocad > sketchup> piranesi. this would work only if you spend some time in sketchup cleaning things up. I have searched the internet high and low for info on how to get revit working better with piranesi; but have not had much luck.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 3:39:44 PM | RE: Piranesi & Revit




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I know piranesi can handle dxf & dwg files, try exporting your revit model to cad, setting up the view, and then opening the dxf in piranesi. p.s. - funny to find you on the revit forum, hope things are going well since rwu! ~becky

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Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 5:36:35 PM | RE: Piranesi & Revit


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check out the augi forums i know a few people have been using revit and piranesi there...

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Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 6:26:29 PM | RE: Piranesi & Revit




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I have come accross this news item on the Piranesi Web site. It states that Accurender 4 now support s Piranesi. Does this mean that we should now be able to export an *.epix fie directly from Revit? I have just purchased Piranesi 4 so I am keen for this function to be available. see link

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Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 6:50:48 PM | RE: Piranesi & Revit




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Our method of using Revit with Piranesi is to convert to .dwg, bring into Sketchup, then Sketchup into Piranesi directly. There is a lot one can do within this format, and we are shaping a process around it, but for now, works great. Guy Messick Director of Design Technology TLCD Architecture

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Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 7:54:10 PM | RE: Piranesi & Revit



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if they upgrade Revit to Accurender 4 and 4 has that support for Piranesi 4. then this will probably mean that we could write .epix files directly form Revit. which would be fantastic lets keep our fingers crossed


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Sun, Jul 2, 2006 at 10:43:04 AM | RE: Piranesi & Revit




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I am just looking at the Piranesi web site. They have a 30 day trial. Why don't you do the trial and report back to us how and if it translates drawings.

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