How To Transmit Landscape & Interior Designs From Sketchup To Revit By Using Dynamo

It is possible to easily connect your landscape or interior designs in SketchUp with your model in Revit with the use of the Flux plugins ( for SketchUp and Dynamo. You can get rid of recreating your sketchup model in Revit manually.

Given below the detailed processes for executing the same :-

Step 1: Generate a point in SketchUp

Revit develops families on the basis of point coordinates. So, you have to connect a point in SketchUp containing each tree to identify its location.

In order to make a point in SketchUp, draw a circle and delete the center, then right click on the edge of the circle for choosing “Find Center.” A point will be visible at the midpoint of the circle. The circle edge can be removed and the point can be applied directly.

Step 2: Connect the point with the base of the tree

Suppose to have a slew of trees modeled as components in your SketchUp scene, edit one of the components to include a point to the base of the tree.

Step 3: Transmit your trees to Flux

Now that each tree contains a reference point at its base, dispatch the trees to Flux.

Step 4: Draw Out the points in the Flow

Inside the Flow, dispersed the points from the trees by maintaining the following philosophy. The Get block is arranged to Lacing > Longest. Put in the output into a new data key so that it can be accepted in Dynamo.

Step 5: Obtain the points in Dynamo

Apply the Flux nodes to acquire the points from Flux.

Step 6: Generate a Family Instance at each point

Supply the points directly to the “point” input of the FamilyInstance.ByPoint node. Choose a tree Family Type out of the dropdown menu of the Family Types node and supply it into the other input of the FamilyInstance.ByPoint node.

Your trees will be shown in Revit.

This workflow can be easily rectified for other Planting and Furniture families by choosing a dissimilar Family Type in the Dynamo dropdown menu.


How to transmit landscape & interior designs from sketchup to Revit by using Dynamo

Published By
Arka Roy


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