Mesh Import from OBJ Files – Revit App
An app to bring meshes into Revit
For sale at $50 in the Autodesk Revit App Store
Examples of Meshes Imported Into Revit With This App
To use this app, acquire a mesh to be imported into Revit. If needed, edit it in software like MeshLab or Autodesk Memento. This may entail deleting unwanted faces, and decimating the mesh to simplify it.
- Run the Mesh Import add-in in Revit:
- Select OBJ file:
- Set options:The Category choices to make the import are:
- Pick a point on the current work plane for insertion…
…The mesh, brought into Revit
The import may be moved and rotated as needed. It will take on the appearance of its Category.
Realistic with edges
To re-scale, simply undo or delete, then re-import using a different scale in the app’s dialog box. The new shape may be copied freely in the project.
- For English language version of Revit
- The meshes may be used in the Revit project environment (not Families)
- There is some size limit for that may be worked around by simplifying one’s mesh, etc. Practical limit is around 150000 faces in the OBJ.
- Some aspects of the OBJ format such as smoothing are not imported. This can be worked around by editing and exporting from mesh software like MeshLab
- Meshes should be manifold (one continuous surface)
- Groups defined in the OBJ are imported as separate shapes
- Associated MTL and texture images of the OBJ are not taken into account. Appearance of the imported shapes is controlled through Object Styles and overrides.
- Some meshes or data in their OBJ files may be incompatible with Mesh Import, and not import as expected.
- Resultant shapes are internally DirectShape and subject to Revit’s current limitations of functionality. E.g., they cannot be Mirrored.
- Troubleshooting “Mesh Import from OBJ Files” for Revit
- Preparing Meshes for Import to Revit as DirectShape
$50 per seat. 15-day money back guarantee. One year of updates are included.
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