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Import To Family

Import To Family

This add-in imports objects created in various 3D programs from .3dm, .sat (Rhinoceros), .skp (SketchUp), .dwg, .dxf (AutoCAD) files into Autodesk® Revit® as a Revit Family.

Supported Revit Versions:

Supported file types include .sat, .3dm, .skp, .dwg, and .dxf.

Importing .sat and .3dm Files:

These formats allow the import of surfaces and solids only.

Specify the desired material name for the objects and provide a family name. Revit will then create them in their original locations within your project.

Ensure that your file contains at least one surface or solid.

Importing .skp Files:

As .skp files primarily consist of surfacings, you can import only these surfacings.

Specify the material name and family name, and Revit will create them in their original locations within your project.

Ensure that your file contains at least one surface.

Importing .sat, .3dm, and .skp Files:

If you've already created materials in your Revit project and enter their names in the plugin, the plugin will automatically assign these materials to the created families.

If the material name doesn't exist in your Revit project, the plugin will create a new "red glass" material with that name, which you can later find and edit in the Manage > Materials tab.

Note that you can only import files that Revit can import. You can test your file with Insert > Import CAD from the Autodesk® Revit® menu. Any errors indicate that your objects may require geometry corrections.

If your file contains crashes (broken geometries), they will be skipped. You can fix these geometries and attempt the import again.

* Mesh objects in .sat, .3dm, and .skp files cannot be imported as they are not recognized as valid objects.

Importing .dwg and .dxf Files:

You can import surfaces, solids, meshes, subd's, etc., from these file formats.

These files are treated as a single object, maintaining their original materials, and can only be created as a single family.

Specify a family name, and Revit will create it in its original location within your project.

Ensure that your file contains at least one 3D geometry.

* Depending on the software used to create the .dwg and .dxf files, the appearance of imported objects may vary. Experimenting with different programs may yield different results.

Some Useful Applications of this Plugin:

If available, we recommend exporting from your external 3D program using ACIS .sat version 4.0. This ensures a more consistent and smooth file transfer.

If the solids and surfaces you created in your external 3D program are distorted and don't form proper shapes, the plugin will skip these objects. You can return to your external 3D program to rectify these surfaces and solids.

If your files are very large or contain thousands of geometries, your computer may appear to freeze during processing. However, it will function properly once the process is complete. Processing time may vary based on your computer's speed but typically takes a few seconds.


The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from the Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.


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