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Comparing OBJ Import Revit 2022 Addin vs Native Import

Comparing OBJ Import Revit 2022 Addin vs Native Import

It seems to me that the addin is better because one can apply a Material to the import. The native method does have an advantage of perhaps being more robust for huge OBJs, but meshes that big will overload Revit and make it very sluggish. Of course, native is included in Revit 2022, so there […]

Upgrading Revit API Apps For Newer Revit Versions

Upgrading Revit API Apps For Newer Revit Versions

Every version of a Revit API app must reference some DLLs that come with Revit’s releases. Open the .sln of your API code. In Visual Studio’s Solution Explorer, see Properties. One can see what Revit version an app was written for by the path of some of those references. Remove Revit references from old Revit […]

Getting Revit Background Building Massing From InfraWorks

Getting Revit Background Building Massing From InfraWorks Perspective

In InfraWorks Click Model Builder Give address and zoom/pan to area of interest BIM 360 folders??? I don’t know if this is required. But I selected one. Create   Wait… When you get the email notification, Double-click the new project’s icon in InfraWorks Click tools icon Export 3D Model Choose filename and type FBX (Collada […]

How to Publish a Pano Tour with Enscape Renderings

How to Publish a Pano Tour with Enscape Renderings

There are two easy ways of making rendered pano tours out of Revit. One is to use Autodesk’s cloud rendering service. That method is explained my my post at https://revthat.com/how-to-make-a-pano-tour-from-revit . Another way is to use Enscape. Enscape is a real-time game engine addin for Revit that costs $47 per month. One of its features is making […]

Preparing Meshes for Import to Revit as DirectShape

Preparing Meshes for Import to Revit as DirectShape statue-fixed in Reivt

This article answers the most common problem customers have when using my Mesh Import from OBJ files app. That app makes Revit elements that are called DirectShape from meshes. A DirectShape may only be made via Revit’s API or other programming methods, not its user interface. The data that may be contained in an OBJ […]

Search for Dynamo Nodes from a Website

Search for Dynamo Nodes from a Website

For the Beyond AEC Hackathon, I made a WordPress site with a post for each Dynamo node I had installed on my PC. It only has nodes from my packages’ DYF folder, currently. The idea is that it is hard-to-find nodes and their package names through current search methods. The site has an internal search […]

How to Make a Seamless Revit Rendering Texture from a Photo

How to Make a Seamless Revit Rendering Texture from a Photo

Take a picture Crop picture. In this case, I chose a 1 x 1 ratio. (I like to use FastStone Image Viewer.) Save in a folder In this example we will start with “Dirt – Dark Brown” OOTB (non-advanced asset Revit 2019, regular asset Revit 2008-2018). The rendering looks like this. Meh Duplicate the material […]

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