Mesh Import from OBJ files

Mesh Import from OBJ files

Win64, English

truevis.com
Import meshes from OBJ files into Autodesk® Revit®.

General Usage Instructions

Run the Mesh Import add-in in Revit.

Select an OBJ file.

Set options -- scale, Category, Material and orientation.

Categories available are Casework, Entourage, Furniture, Generic Models, Lighting Fixtures, Mass, Mechanical Equipment, Planting, Roads, Site, and Structural Framing.

Pick a point on the current work plane for insertion

The import may be moved and rotated as needed. It will take on the appearance of its Category & Material. It can also be rendered the same as other elements in Revit. 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.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

Mesh Import

Import meshes from OBJ files

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

See https://truevis.com/revit-mesh-import for app details and to give feedback.

See http://revthat.com/preparing-meshes-for-import-to-revit-as-directshape/ for advice on preparing meshes for import into Revit.

Known Issues

  • For English Language Revit
  • There is some size limit. It can be worked around by simplifying one’s mesh, etc.
  • Meshes should be manifold
  • 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
  • Groups defined in the OBJ are imported as separate shapes
  • Some meshes or data in OBJ files may be incompatible with Mesh Import
  • Resultant shapes can neither be mirrored nor scaled in Revit

Contact

Company Name: truevis.com
Company URL: https://truevis.com
Support Contact: design@truevis.com

Author/Company Information

truevis.com

Support Information

Eric Boehlke, truevis.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.001

Ver 1.004 - Updated for 2019 and 2020 Ver 2 - Added Material choice for the meshes Ver 2.001 - Updated for 2021

1.004

Ver 1.004 - Updated for 2019 and 2020 Ver 2 - Added Material choice for the meshes

1.003

Updated for 2017. Changed inch scaling factor to 0.0833333 for 2016 & 2017.

1.002

Updated version

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