I’ve just started playing around with the Revit connector, with an initial aim to have a bi-directional link into ETABS.
I have a typical project for our company, a 50 storey concrete tower that I want to push from Revit into ETABS to avoid double modelling.
I’m realizing there is a limit to the amount of data that can be sent and have limited the export to structural categories, and selecting all elements in a view that I have filtered out elements that i dont need to see in ETABS.
We would always use groups for common low, mid and high rise floors. It appears that these are not mapping correctly, when the floors are part of a group.
These are the error messages I am getting for Floors and Groups.
Any best practice tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Sure, do you have a private link I can send the Revit model too. I would prefer to send the actual model in case there are any other suggestions you can offer for best practice. I have had many unsuccessful attempts and it is taking around 30mins per send. I’m hoping I can just send the relevant data and strip out anything that wouldn’t be needed for the Revit-Etabs connector. Thanks, Matt
You can send a file share link to either @teocomi or me as a direct message here. We don’t have a public drop box.
Ideally, if there is a minimal example files can be shared as an attachment to a speckle comment on a dedicated stream that demonstrates data you are having trouble with. Again invite either myself or @teocomi as collaborators.
When sending to Speckle, our converters break down (detach) objects in small parts so that they can be easily stored and retrieved from the database. The error you have means that one (or more) specific objects were not successfully detached; and not that the file is too big.
Quick update Matt, your model was super helpful in making us identify various problems with model group support in Revit.
I managed to send the entire town in a few minutes instead of the 1h+ that was taking initially, next we’ll tackle groups support in ETABS, stay tuned!