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how to import dae file to revit or 3ds max ???

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how to import dae file to revit or 3ds max ???



i am in the middle of a situation which i can't find the solution to get out of. 

i had a project modeled in revit completely. and i exported it to dae. format to import it into lumion. 

but in the middle of that process i had the chance to change my laptop and unfortunately the revit file was lost in the process of transferring my data. 

right now i have only the DAE file. and i need to work again on the revit file. at least to extract some plans and some sections views. 


my question, is there any way i can import the dae file into revit, 3ds max or even autocad ? 


i imported the file in 3ds max but there were so many lines and i couldn't understand what is going on. 


thank you very much. 

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in reply to: haitham55



There are some options you may want to try, in the following order:

  • Import the DAE in Sketch-up and export a dwg/dxf or ifc. Only if you have the Sketch-up pro (not free).

      Link information part 1.1

      Link information part 1.2


  • You can use a free program like Blender to open the dae (or skp) file and convert it top FBX.

      Link information part 2.1


  • And the last option is to upload your dae model to the 3D warehouse of Sketch-up. For Revit there is the 3D warehouse add-in, what you can use to import the model into Revit.

     Link information part 3.1


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Best regards,
Josha van Reij
Arcadis NV
BIM manager

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in reply to: JvanReij

dear @JvanReij


first of all the sketchup move didn't work directly since the dae file was exported originally from revit so sketchup can not recognize it. 


however, i downloaded blender, imported the dae and exported dae again from blender and i was able to import it to sketchup then revit. 


thank you very much , you are a life savor. 


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