The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is a platform neutral, open file format specification developed by buildingSMART to facilitate interoperability in architecture, engineering and construction industry. It is commonly used collaboration format in Building Information Modeling projects and allows exchange of BIM models between different software platforms.
Learn how to link IFC model into Revit with this Video Tutorial – by CADLearning
Step by Step Guide
Link an IFC File – Use this option if you want to use IFC file as a reference for your BIM model
Open an IFC File Use this option if you want to convert the IFC model into a Revit model.
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Revit allows importing SkethUp files both in a project as well as in a family. You can choose to import the SketchUp projects in a mass family which will allow you to use massing tools and convert imported 3D faces to walls, floors, etc.
Learn more about how to add a 3D warehouse object from SketchUp into Revit with this Video tutorial – by Balkan Architect
Learn more about the workflow of bringing a conceptual design project created in SketchUp into Revit with this Video Tutorial – by Joseph Kim. In this tutorial, get an overview of the new improvements in Revit 2020.1 for working with SketchUp files.
Learn about how to import a SketchUp file into a Revit family with this Video Tutorial – by Joseph Kim
You can import ACIS Solids using SAT file format directly into a project file or into a family file. When imported in the project, these 3D shapes can be assigned a Revit category which allows more intelligence in the model than other file formats imported into Revit from other applications.
Learn about how to import a 3D SAT file into Revit and assign it a Revit Category with this Video Tutorial – by Autodesk
Some architects like to begin their design in CAD software tools. CAD drawings are then imported/linked in Revit to be used as references/underlay. REVIT model geometry is then built by tracing over elements in CAD file. Another popular reason to import CAD files into Revit is to use them for detailing purposes. If you already have some details drafted in CAD, you may import them in Drafting view and use them in Revit. These imported details will not be converted to Revit details and thus would lack the features of Revit. But, you can still use them as they are.
You can either import a CAD file or you can link it. If you expect the CAD file to change, it is best to link it. If the CAD file is revised, then you can simply reload the linked files in Revit and see those changes. However, if you do not expect the CAD file to change, it is best to Import it.
Learn how to link layouts created in a CAD drawing into Revit with this Video Tutorial – by Balkan Architect