Revit Architecture treats
the data imported from SketchUp as a large block of geometry that
resists being manipulated (in the ways that you can usually manipulate
geometry that is native to Revit Architecture). However, you can change
the layer settings from SketchUp. (For example, to assign colors
or materials on a by-layer basis, click Manage tabSettings
panelObject Styles, and change settings on the Imported
Objects tab.) When you import a SketchUp design into a Revit mass
family and then load the mass family into a Revit project, you can convert
mass faces (from the SketchUp design) into walls, floors, and roofs. (See
Importing Massing Studies from Other Applications.)
When creating content
in SketchUp for use in Revit Architecture, consider the following restrictions:
- Exploding 3D data:
In Revit Architecture, you will not be able to explode 3D data. If you try this,
3D faces will disappear, and you will receive a warning message.
In Revit Architecture, you cannot add parameters to control geometric flexing.
However, you can add some controls that manipulate imported data,
such as the location of an imported element and its material assignments.
In Revit Architecture, you cannot manipulate the geometry or isolate parts
of whole elements with visibility/graphics settings.
- Two-sided surfaces:
If a material or color is assigned to only one side of a surface
in SketchUp, Revit Architecture applies the material or color to both sides
of the surface by default. If there is material on both sides of
the surface, Revit Architecture applies the Face 1 material to both sides.
If faces are flipped and painted differently in SketchUp, they may
not display the correct material in Revit Architecture.
- SketchUp properties:
The following SketchUp properties are currently not supported in Revit Architecture import:
Texture Image Maps, Transparency, “Smooth” Curved Surfaces, Text
and Dimensions, Raster Images, and saved “Pages”.
- Cut planes:
Imports cannot be cut by a cut plane unless imported into a cuttable
family category. See
- SketchUp and massing:
Not all SketchUp imports are appropriate to massing. See
Suitability of Imported Geometry.
Importing Massing Studies from Other Applications.
- Scaling: Groups
or components that have been scaled in their entirety with the SketchUp
Scaling tool may be incorrectly scaled when imported to Revit Architecture.
Exploded SketchUp models should import at the correct scale.