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working with MicrisSation

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07-09-2012 11:03 AM

Does anyone know how to impoert/link a 3d model which was created by Microstation into Revit ?


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Re: working with MicrisSation

07-09-2012 12:07 PM in reply to: lopaya

I haven't had to do it yet, so I'm just kind of going off of what looks available within my installed Revit package...

I'm thinking you need to have the file exported out of Microstation as an .ifc file.  Then you can open the .ifc file in Revit (Revit Start button> Open> Ifc file) and save as a Revit file.

Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
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Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional

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Re: working with MicrisSation

07-09-2012 03:31 PM in reply to: lopaya

testing 001.jpgHi, Leanne,

 Thank you for the response.

This is what MicroStation can export, But could not find *.IFC format.


Do you think I need to install some special software?





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Re: working with MicrisSation

07-10-2012 05:17 AM in reply to: lopaya

IFC export isn't available from MicroStation.  However, it is available from one of the Bentley BIM applications such as Bentley Architecture, Structural Modeler, Bentley Building Mechanical Systems, or Bentley Building Electrical Systems.  If you just need to view the model in Revit, you can do a Save As in MicroStation to AutoCAD DWG format, and then import/link the DWG into Revit.  You won't have any intelligence, but then again there shouldn't be any if the model was created with MicroStation alone and not one of the Bentley BIM products.




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