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.

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About This Version

Version 1.003, 11/2/2016
Updated for 2017. Changed inch scaling factor to 0.0833333 for 2016 & 2017.

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  • 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. Please request a refund if the app is not useful for your intended application.

  • 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) | July 20, 2016

    DirectShape (the object that is made with this app) cannot be scaled in Revit. Scaling is done with the app during import. Meshes need to be under ~150000 faces and be manifold (a continuous surface). See for more information on how to make OBJs importable. Autodesk Remake can be useful to clean and decimate meshes to make them compatible with the limitations of DirectShape.

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