I am creating massing models in 3ds max 8 as I can make use of its advanced modelling capabilities. The output of this is normally a mesh or editible poly. I would like to import the object and slice through with the Building make tool to document the building.
I have tried both creating a new massing family outside of a project and tried creating one within, importing the max file as a (2004)dwg. Both times revit says that it sees a mesh (which is of course what I imported) however I cannot manage therefore to slice through the object. This also happens when importing simple max primitives like cubes. I have a feeling if I can convert the object into an ACIS solid then revit will be happy with the object however I cant seem to manage to do this. I may be able to take it through ACAD however I cannot find how to convert a mesh model (totally closed mesh) to a massing object or ACAD solid.
Any ideas how to accomplish this. I have attached the max and dwg files used in this in case any one is feeling adventurous...
Can anyone say from autodesk whether this will be addressed? as it does seem the logical thing for max and revit to want to talk to each other in this way and would really add value to both these products