Revit Model Upload

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Introduction

You can easily share your Revit model with other project members in 3D Repo and the simplest way of doing so is by uploading your model directly on our platform. Before you do that, we recommend you follow a few simple steps in the Model Setup section below. When your model is ready you can upload it as shown here: Upload a model

Currently, we support the following RVT file versions:

  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Model Setup

To help you achieve the best results we highly advise you do the following:

  1. Create a 3D View and change its name to 3D Repo.
    Our platform will use this view to generate the 3D geometry
  2. Remove any unnecessary 3D/2D views, Sheets, Schedules & Legends.
    This will help you reduce the file size
    If you do not want to do this task manually, feel free to use our sample Dynamo Script.

    You can execute the script using the Dynamo player, it will remove all of the unnecessary information.
  3. Purge your model prior to uploading it to 3D Repo
    This will help you reduce the file size
  4. Save your model and upload it to 3D Repo
  5. Successfully uploaded & processed Revit model will appear as following in 3D Repo:

Upload Model Selection

There are a number of ways in which you can divide up your model prior to uploading it to 3D Repo, thus reducing the model size on our platform.
Follow the guidance below on how to achieve this.

Section Box

Once you have defined the 3D view as shown in Step 1 you can apply a section box to your model.
Any model element that is outside of the section box will be excluded and therefore will not process in 3D Repo.
Here is an example of how it works:

3D Repo View in Revit

Model Processed in 3D Repo

Hiding Model Elements

Once you have defined the 3D view as shown in Step 1 you can hide model elements.
Any model element that is hidden in the 3D View will not appear in 3D Repo.
Here is an example of how it works:

3D Repo View in Revit

Model Processed in 3D Repo

For more information or better understanding of how to upload the Revit files to 3D Repo watch the following video tutorial:
Upload Revit Model