Revit MEP

Reply
Distinguished Contributor
123 Posts
11 Kudos
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
Post 1 of 3
Accepted Solution

Archicad to Revit IFC failures

434 Views, 2 Replies
01-08-2013 10:41 AM

We are working with RME 2012 using a model generated from an IFC file by Archicad

they can not generate ceilings so in place they create Roof Slabs.

This does not help when the ceilings (Roof Slabs) are sloped and we need to place Light fixtures on the slopped ceiling.

Is there a more efficient way to place light fixtures on a sloped surface without using reference planes?

 

also can you transfer reference planes from 1 project to another?


kadmonkee8 wrote:

"We are working with RME 2012 using a model generated from an IFC file by Archicad

they can not generate ceilings so in place they create Roof Slabs.

This does not help when the ceilings (Roof Slabs) are sloped and we need to place Light fixtures on the slopped ceiling.

Is there a more efficient way to place light fixtures on a sloped surface without using reference planes?"


Are your Light Fixtures Face-Based? If so, are they not recognizing the sloped face as a host? You should be able to place your fixtures on any face - but I'm not certain as I have little experience with IFC files.

 

 


kadmonkee8 wrote:

"also can you transfer reference planes from 1 project to another?"


With both Projects open, you can Copy/Paste Reference Planes from one to the other. But since you cannot use 'Select All Instances' with Reference Planes, you may have to create a specific View in order to grab all of the ones you want.

*Expert Elite*
3,502 Posts
1,007 Kudos
Registered: ‎08-28-2009
Post 2 of 3

Re: Archicad to Revit IFC failures

01-08-2013 11:14 AM in reply to: kadmonkee8

kadmonkee8 wrote:

"We are working with RME 2012 using a model generated from an IFC file by Archicad

they can not generate ceilings so in place they create Roof Slabs.

This does not help when the ceilings (Roof Slabs) are sloped and we need to place Light fixtures on the slopped ceiling.

Is there a more efficient way to place light fixtures on a sloped surface without using reference planes?"


Are your Light Fixtures Face-Based? If so, are they not recognizing the sloped face as a host? You should be able to place your fixtures on any face - but I'm not certain as I have little experience with IFC files.

 

 


kadmonkee8 wrote:

"also can you transfer reference planes from 1 project to another?"


With both Projects open, you can Copy/Paste Reference Planes from one to the other. But since you cannot use 'Select All Instances' with Reference Planes, you may have to create a specific View in order to grab all of the ones you want.

Corey D.                                                                                                                  ADSK_Logo_EE_2013.png    AutoCAD 2014 User  Revit 2014 User
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
⁞|⁞ Please use Mark Solutions!.Accept as Solution and Give Kudos!Give Kudos as appropriate to further enhance these forums. Thank you!
Distinguished Contributor
123 Posts
11 Kudos
Registered: ‎11-01-2011
Post 3 of 3

Re: Archicad to Revit IFC failures

01-10-2013 11:09 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Thank you that answered my questions.

i was able to assign the light fixtures to the sloped reference plane in my model.

I did not try to place them on the linked files surface.

i will create all my reference planes and copy them as needed

thanks again.

 

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Autodesk Community? To participate in this brief usability study, please click here. Your time and input is greatly appreciated!