This may be old news for most SketchUp/Revit users, but I am not a SketchUp user, so it was new for me!
Last week, I was given a new project to model: a complex of 35 buildings. I received DWG and PDF from the architect, along with their SketchUp model. I've heard that SketchUp & Revit are interoperable, so I decided to give it a try. If it worked, it would save me days of modeling in Revit.
In Revit, I did the following:
First, I clicked Create Mass on the Mass design bar. Then I clicked through File > Import/Link > CAD Formats. I navigated through to the folder where the SketchUp model was, selected the file (after making sure that files of all types were appearing) and clicked Open. Then I waited. Then...
Then, I saw this on my screen:
I opened a 3d view:
It worked! I was ecstatic. Then I clicked Finish Mass.
There was nothing I could do but sadly click Cancel. Since I'm not a SketchUp user, trying to fix the model to "remove unnecessary geometry" seemed impossible.
So I started modeling the individual buildings. All 35 of them, with their 35 different gabled roofs and 35 different layouts.
To be continued...