Revit and Sketch Up

  • March 11, 2015 at 10:07 am #24257
    Stephanie
    Participant

    Up until the last few weeks we had been receiving a couple of requests per year for Revit and SketchUp drawings and projects in Sketch Up and Revit.  These past two weeks we’ve received at least a half dozen requests for Revit families and/or SketchUp drawings.  is anyone else out there experiencing this?   How are you responding or what are you doing to assist these A&D firms?

    2020 has not really taken these paths because there has been no demand.  I understand that, but we are now getting A&D firms that are requesting we provide Revit drawings to them.  What would you do?

    I have said, sorry we can’t provide those at this time, we do not use Revit or SketchUp.  Up until this week, that answer has been fine…Looking for suggestions and ideas.  Thanks!!

  • March 11, 2015 at 10:18 am #24258
    VDK
    Pilot Pro

    Great question.  Seems demand is rapidly growing

  • March 12, 2015 at 10:25 am #24358
    Cindy Maple
    2020 Moderator

    Can either of you provide some information on what the A&D community is looking for with either SketchUp or Revit? What are they asking you to provide?

  • March 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm #24367
    VDK
    Pilot Pro

    We receive Revit floor plans, which we have to convert to AutoCAD.  Once we drop our CAP symbols in, we then provide the AutoCAD file populated back to the architect or designer.  They would prefer to receive the Revit file back populated.  Not sure what is being done out there currently.

  • March 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm #24396
    Stephanie
    Participant

    Thanks, that’s is pretty much what we are doing too, they are not happy about having to take the extra step to convert our plans back to Revit.  It’s weird how we had sporadic requests over the past couple of years and now, it’s like a switch got flipped and we’ve been asked much more frequently.

  • March 30, 2015 at 9:46 am #25701
    Cindy Maple
    2020 Moderator

    Are your SketchUp requests coming from the A&D community too?

  • June 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm #92134
    Ryan
    Participant

    Is 20/20 going to develop a plug in for Revit?

    Or is there any other program that does similar things for Revit when plugging in furniture blocks from different furniture vendors?

  • July 8, 2016 at 9:41 am #94756
    Mariana Nance
    Participant

    Bump on Ryan\’s question regarding a 2020 Add-In for Revit.

  • July 29, 2016 at 9:48 am #96765
    Cindy Maple
    2020 Moderator

    Thanks for the questions about Revit Add-Ins. We are watching the Revit situation carefully. One issue we have seen that makes it difficult for an effective Add-In is that there isn’t currently a standard for creating Revit families. This means that each manufacturer’s Revit families could be constructed to a different level and that the user experience between manufacturers could be different. What has you experience been in this regard?

  • August 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm #97488
    Uchenna Okere
    Participant

    @CindyMaple  I could potentially offer some expertise in this area.  Depending on how your software is built, there’s a few ways to create a standardization process for other manufacturer Revit families so that you can easily bring them into your platform.

    There is a standard for developing Revit families, it’s just that most designers are still figuring out the software themselves so aren’t really following any particular process.  However, I would need to understand how 2020 is trying to tackle this issue in order to offer better advice.

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