Mesh Import from OBJ files

Mesh Import from OBJ files



Import meshes into Autodesk® Revit®! Within limits, all kinds of shapes and objects can now be brought into the project environment.

Meshes in OBJ format may be made from free-form modeling software such as Autodesk Meshmixer or can be generated from photogrammetry.

About This Version

Version 2.004.0, 7/18/2023
2024 version added

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  • error message
    Michael Plat | June 21, 2023 Verified Download (What's this?)

    In revit 2019 there is an error message:

    revit could not complete the external command

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | June 23, 2023

    If you send me the OBJ that did not work for you, I can look at it and see what I can do to get it to import within the limits of the software. Also see .

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | July 10, 2023

    Thanks for sending my your OBJ that caused an error. Your OBJ was able to be imported at scale of 0.3281 in my test. Meters and feet scale worked, but centimeters scale 0.03281 was too small to make a mesh within the limitations of Revit.

    Michael Plat | July 13, 2023

    Unfortunately, the APP did not fulfill its task... I spent the money for nothing

    Michael Plat | December 05, 2023

    I got my money back... Thank you very much for that

  • Great app
    UaU UaU | November 26, 2020 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It imports mueshes of furniture and others well and seemingly without many problems. Unfortunately it does not solve Revit's problematic face mapping issues that I was hoping it would. Service was great

  • Great Customer Service
    Joel Kirk | December 15, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thank you Eric for working so hard to get me a result. Despite a technical hiccup you stuck with me to ensure a positive outcome at the end. Looking forward to supplementing my models with meshes from now on in!

  • smooth mesh
    Sebastian Aguirre | November 21, 2017

    Eric, the meshes are very faceted, how can I smooth it? so it look smooth in viewports and render regards

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | November 22, 2017

    In a View's Graphic Display Options dialog try turning off "Show Edges" . Besides that, you could try modifying your meshes in separate mesh editing software such as MeshMixer.

  • why i can't import obj file
    Xumang Lv | June 22, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    when I Import one obj file, the error: The input argument "graphicsStyleId" of function Autodesk::Revit::Proxy::DB::TessellatedShapeBuilderProxy::Build or one item in the collection is null at line 885 of file d:\ship\2016_px64\...\APITessellatedShapeBuilderProxy.cpp

    E B | June 22, 2017

    For troubleshooting, see . Revit version must be English. You can send an OBJ to me at to check for importing into Revit.

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | June 22, 2017

    App is for English language Revit, only. Customer supplied OBJ which imported without error in English language Revit. Non-English language functionality may be in a future revision of the app.

    Xumang Lv | July 20, 2017

    Can you support the import of material and textures?

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | November 22, 2017

    Material can be set by Category in Views. MTL for OBJ is not supported. Update: Revit Material supported in Version 2.

  • It imported a mesh
    Steve Lacy | March 21, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It didn't meet my needs but the service was awesome. Eric refunded my payment within 30 minutes of my request. Thanks. Perhaps the mesh I was hoping to work with was not very good. I was hoping to trace a point cloud to convert it to a basic floor plan. It was imported, but it won't help me with my projects.

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | April 09, 2017

    The app works with meshes that are manifold. A mesh made from a building is not likely to be manifold. Suggest to use the point cloud feature of Revit to trace points. File type is RCS. MeshLab is one program that can export an XYZ point file from a mesh. That can be converted to RCS in ReCap.

  • Too meager
    Karl Pesch-Konopka | July 18, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Meshes aren't scalable in Revit If you try to import a mesh made with Autodesk ReMake using the standard scaling option, its about the size of one billion units. If you try to change this during import, it pulls the whole thing to shreds. Quite frustrating.

    ERIC BOEHLKE (Publisher) | September 19, 2018

    The app creates DirectShapes. DirectShapes are not scalable in Revit, That is why the app has a scale input field in its dialog. See See also about preparing meshes for import.

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