12.0.4 Importing Rhino geometry to Revit

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Due to complexities in the way that geometry is created in Rhino and that layers are used, compared to how Revit identifies elements, it is often best to import a Rhino model and use the outline to create a Revit model around this. There are also third party applications which can assist in the successful transition from Rhino to Revit.  FenestraPro does not currently convert/translate non-Revit format models for use in Revit.

When your model has been created in Rhino and you wish to analyze in Revit with FenestraPro

  • Export the Rhino geometry as .sat format
  • Open Revit’s Mass Editor and import this .sat file
  • Save this mass and view in Revit
  • Create a Conceptual Mass in Revit using the outline of the Rhino geometry (complex curves etc may be faceted or simplified)
  • Assign Mass Floors
  • Check that Energy Settings are correct (Conceptual Mass mode, perimeter zone etc)
  • Launch FenestraPro to analyse the Revit Mass.  Detailed elements may then be applied to Mass Faces (Roofs, Floors and Walls if required to build up a detailed model).


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