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Revit TO Solidworks?

Question asked by Kyle Taylor on Dec 7, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 7, 2020 by Kyle Taylor

I have an interesting question for everyone... is there a way to get a Revit model over to Solidworks?

More specifically, here's what I'm trying to accomplish..

I have some large chilled water systems that I have done the layout for in Revit. Pumps laid out and piping routed.

We do some BIM and it's a much easier way of figuring out what needs to be built, but we're a fabrication shop as well and I have to produce drawings for fab.

Solidworks as far as I can tell just cannot be matched in it's drawing ability. The routing obviously has a lot of issues but it produced exactly what I need, not what Revit thinks I need. I'm wondering if there would be a way to take that Revit model and export it to something SW understands, with a way to utilize centerline of the pipes to drive my 3D sketch used to route? If there's no way to do this, that would be a great add-in or something.

Those familiar with Revit may know of the Vic tools plugin. I just got that, and generating spool drawings seems relatively straight forward, but I dont know if the pipe lengths can be trusted, and there's no way of creating welded branches that I can find.