Rhino - Autocad - Revit - Linking Complex Form to Drive Massing
This Revit Architecture 2009 video tutorial covers how to import geometry from Rhino via Autocad. Really this technique will work for any program that can output a .sat. Even if the program cannot, Rhino imports many formats (such as .step or .iges) which you can then export as a .sat for AutoCAD. The basic logic in this tutorial is to create a tower which has geometry too complex to build in Revit. We then pass it through AutoCAD to export a closed solid .dwg with layers. As of now Rhino only exports .dwg files as meshes (which do not work very well for massing objects) . We then run a few simple Massing operations such as scheduling, creating floors, and creating walls. Lastly, we create a new mass from Rhino and re-import the geometry to have all our schedules update. Here is a link to the source files on the forum.