Import/Export

Import and Export Options for REVIT plug-in

Import

There is no direct option to import a native Revit file. We use IFC to transfer model data to and from Revit. You can the steps outlined in the page below to export to IFC from Revit:

and the steps below to import through the IFC plug-in:

Importing Templates

We are currently looking at options to import a Revit file template in order provide access to general template materials, parameters, family types etc within Grasshopper to allow for parametric assignment.

If this is something that you would like to see please let us know.

Bake (Export) to File

To bake to model to file, simply double click on the bake component. This will bring up a dialogue box in-which you can choose the location to save the file. Click Save to save the file.

By double clicking on the component, default bake options will be used.

You can set specific bake options by following the steps below:

Bake Options

There a number of options which can be specified when baking a file. The below shows the typical bake options.

To access these options right click on the bake component.

Bake Options
  • IFC4: If ticked uses the IFC4 file definition, this is the latest definition of IFC definition. If not ticked IFC 2x3 will be used.

  • Owner History:

  • CAD Export:

    1. This allows you to set a specific CAD format for import. Options include .sat and .dwg . By default this is set to None.

  • Text Format: This sets the file type language when writing to IFC. Options include .STEP, .XML, .JSON . Typically .STEP is the preferred and set by default.

  • Export IFC: Invokes the export (alternative to double clicking on the component)

  • Minimize Component Unique Identifiers:

Stream bake