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Capsicum
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Message 1 of 7 (3,397 Views)

File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

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10-26-2011 11:16 PM

 

Hi

 

Im no expert in Autodesk and i only use the civil 3d platform myself but we have several costumers using Inventor and Revit for their modeling and i have som quick questions.

 

We use Rhino and sometimes Sketchup for modeling scanpointclouds and need to deliver this model to Inventor and Revit, what exchange format is the most compatible for this ?

 

 

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KevinLi-Autodesk
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Message 2 of 7 (3,392 Views)

Re: File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

10-27-2011 12:04 AM in reply to: Capsicum

Hi Capslcum,

 

What's Inventor version your customer use ? Inventor can directly open the Rhino files with *.3dm (see attached image). Revit should also support Rhino file format *.3dm, if not, I suggest to use STEP or IGES neutral file format.

 

 

Regards,

Kevin Li

Kevin-Hongyuan Li
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Capsicum
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Message 3 of 7 (3,388 Views)

Re: File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

10-27-2011 12:23 AM in reply to: KevinLi-Autodesk

Thanks for the informative reply :smileyhappy:  

 

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rdyson
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Message 4 of 7 (3,380 Views)

Re: File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

10-27-2011 06:10 AM in reply to: Capsicum

If memory serves, the Rhino translator was added as a bonus in 2010. It supports Rhino version 4 and maybe earlier versions.

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Message 5 of 7 (3,353 Views)

Re: File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

11-10-2011 10:45 PM in reply to: KevinLi-Autodesk

Hi

 

When i export a test model from Rhino i get several options on STEP and many options on IGES.  I have no idea what these options does, seems like different templates for different softwares/applications,    Does anyone knows what to select ?

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Message 6 of 7 (3,345 Views)

Re: File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

11-11-2011 05:36 AM in reply to: Capsicum

Post a (preferably small) 3dm sample.

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Message 7 of 7 (3,323 Views)

Re: File exchange between Rhino and inventor/revit

11-16-2011 04:52 AM in reply to: Capsicum

Hey

 

My costumer is trying to import the files i sent him, but he doesnt quite know which buttons to press for the import, i am not a REVIT user myself so i cant be of much help.  Which function should he use to import the files mentioned above ?

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