How To Insert SketchUp Into Revit Using FormIt

2 August 2019generalReading time 2Min
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How To Insert SketchUp Into Revit Using FormIt

Have you ever needed to take a model from SketchUp in to Autodesk Revit?

In Revit Insert Tab > Link Panel > Link CAD > change the file type to SKP, browse for file and open, but when you try and work with the imported Sketchup model, Revit sees the whole SketchUp model as one element, whereas you want to edit the individual parts.

There is an alternative method using Formit that should give you much better results.

Firstly, you need to download the free Add-in Formit converter for Revit. This can be downloaded by following this link.

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Select the year version you need, and this will be installed to the Add-Ins Tab In Revit.

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Click the dropdown and use Convert SKP to Formit.

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Browse to specify the file that contains the Sketchup file, and then browse to specify the file where the converted file will be saved.

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When you click OK the conversion will start (it will convert any .SKP files it finds in the specified folder).

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We can then insert the converted file into Revit using the Import Formit to RVT.

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The inserted Formit file is now composed of individual elements. but they are Mass elements so you will need to make sure Mass model category is ticked on in Visibility Graphics Overrides. If you need, you could open the file in Formit and convert the Mass elements to Generic Model elements.

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