- Download the model from SketchUp Warehouse, using link below
- Create Tags for Helix to map as Revit Family Categories
- Place the SketchUp geometry on the correct tag
- For surface based elements, place the SketchUp face onto the correct tag.
Ex: walls, curtain walls, floors, roofs and ceilings
- Open the the Helix UI by clicking the Helix Icon in SketchUp
- Select the chair component and set it as Mesh (DXF)
- Alternate is to place this component on a tag
- Select the other tags and map them to Revit Categories.
- For more details see: Convert SketchUp Model to Native Revit BIM
- Press Send to Revit button on the SketchUp Helix UI
You should get a Sync Completed notification
- Back in Revit, press the Load Model button on the EvolveLAB ribbon tab → Helix Panel
NOTE: this example only loads a quarter of the model and a specific portion of seating, hence the ~3600 seat count instead of ~65,000
- Select all the seat families
- Change the family type to the new type
- Rotate the family if the Helix generated does not have the same orientation by pressing space bar while the seat families are selected
Here are some ideas that we think could improve this workflow. Let us know if you can think of other ideas.
- mapping the seat family directly in Helix, so that users do not need to swap out the family in Revit
- setting for angle adjustment when mapping, as different families have various orientations
- ability to send the family from Revit as a mappable component in SketchUp