There is a couple of ways of doing this, first one is to use the revit extension for ASD, the only problem with that is only columns and beams come across. No connections or cuts come with the export. The second way is to export as ACIS solid model and bring that as an underlay into revit, you will loose the profile sizes but all the components will be there.
USE CIS/2 format (See pic)
CIS/2 is similar to IFC but used only for steel.
For example Tekla reads CIS/2
Revit reads only main profiles from CIS/2
If it is needed for visual , use ACIS Solids.
that would work if there wasnt a BUG
cardinal points are ignored when the CIS/2 is exported
ie if you have your insertion line at TOS, then all your members will jump up so that the steel member profile is located with the centroid of section at TOS (all your steel will be half the member depth higher than it should be
Try the Navisworks export. 'NWCOUT' command. What software will be working with the model after you export it? Every single BIM job I've done was required to provide model files compatable with Navisworks Manage. NWC files are extremely small in file size as well. Nice for emailing.
you cant imprort navis cache files into other detailing programs
nwcout does not create a CIS/2 (its a CIMsteel Integration Standards file, its a type of *.sat)
Im exporting for sending to a detailer that uses Tekla, but the CIS/2 bug will still be evident when pushed into a BIM program hence the double post
I would have used a different work flow from the start of the project if it was up to me.
When given lemons, I try to make lemonade
I was commenting on the bug in the autodesk version of this output, I can turn navis pretty much inside out, but thanks for the suggestion.
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