AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

Reply
Mentor
haydenwse
Posts: 194
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
Message 1 of 5 (720 Views)
Accepted Solution

Viewing ASD model in a Revit file

720 Views, 4 Replies
07-13-2012 10:48 AM

Is there any way to insert an completed ASD model into a Revit model as a link or underlay so that the connections can be viewed in the architectural model.  I am looking for ways to check for conflicts and clashes with the architectural finishes. 

The workflow that works best is as follows.

1.  On ASD - Model ribbon - Tools" tab click the down arrow and select "Save model as ACIS solids" file.

2.  Name new file and select elements to be exported.

3.  You will then have two options for "Save as simplified solids. [Yes, No].  If you choose yes the model will not export the bolts, and no includes the bolts.

4.  Open a new generic model rfa file and insert the dwg file just created and load the rfa file into the project. 

 

if you don't load the dwg file into an rfa file you will not be able to cut the model with section cuts or view cropping.  BTW, the same is true for importing sketchup models into Revit.   

Distinguished Contributor
CristianLANCULESCU1367
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎11-02-2011
Message 2 of 5 (695 Views)

Re: Viewing ASD model in a Revit file

07-18-2012 04:04 AM in reply to: haydenwse

As I remember, Revit can't import 3D dwg. Also, I didn't manage to import an ASD model in Revit.

I would recomend you to use Naviswork.

Mentor
haydenwse
Posts: 194
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
Message 3 of 5 (689 Views)

Re: Viewing ASD model in a Revit file

07-18-2012 08:42 AM in reply to: CristianLANCULESCU1367

I tried inserting the dwg file from the asd model and got an error about setting the proxygraphics to 1.  After making that change I was able to import the model but it did not have any of the bolts and it did not cut with the sections.

 

I tried loading it into a generic family and then loading that family into the project and was able to cut the asd model but it is in wire frame.  It still doesn't have any bolts but it is better than nothing.

 

Does anyone know if there is a way to view it as shaded?

Distinguished Contributor
CristianLANCULESCU1367
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎11-02-2011
Message 4 of 5 (676 Views)

Re: Viewing ASD model in a Revit file

07-19-2012 01:14 AM in reply to: haydenwse

Have you try exporting it in fbx or ACIS?

Mentor
haydenwse
Posts: 194
Registered: ‎10-24-2008
Message 5 of 5 (666 Views)

Re: Viewing ASD model in a Revit file

07-19-2012 08:09 AM in reply to: haydenwse

The workflow that works best is as follows.

1.  On ASD - Model ribbon - Tools" tab click the down arrow and select "Save model as ACIS solids" file.

2.  Name new file and select elements to be exported.

3.  You will then have two options for "Save as simplified solids. [Yes, No].  If you choose yes the model will not export the bolts, and no includes the bolts.

4.  Open a new generic model rfa file and insert the dwg file just created and load the rfa file into the project. 

 

if you don't load the dwg file into an rfa file you will not be able to cut the model with section cuts or view cropping.  BTW, the same is true for importing sketchup models into Revit.   

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

New AutoCAD Structural Detailing Category!

The AutoCAD Structural Detailing forum has moved into it's very own category page, and can no longer be found within the Additional Product Forums.

Announcements
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? The Autodesk Community Team is revamping our site ranking system and we want your feedback! Please click here to launch the 5 question survey. As always your input is greatly appreciated.