Convert Stadium from SketchUp 3D Warehouse to Revit

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1 | Download the SketchUp model from the 3D Warehouse

  • Download the model from SketchUp Warehouse, using link below

2 | Setup SketchUp Model Tags

  • Create Tags for Helix to map as Revit Family Categories


3 | Tag SketchUp Geometry

  • 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

4 | Map Component in Helix

  • 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.

5 | Send Mapped Geometry to Revit

  • Press Send to Revit button on the SketchUp Helix UI
    You should get a Sync Completed notification

6 | Load SketchUp Geometry in Revit

  • 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

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7 | Swap out the Seat Families (Optional)

  • 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

Ideas & Feedback

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

To try Helix, you can visit our Helix page