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Importing models from Revit to Tekla
22.03.2014 00:31

I am finding it difficult to import my revit 2014 model to tekla V.19.1

and i also wanted to know, how to modify that model after i import it from Revit 2014 .

Thank you

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Importing from Revit 2014 to Tekla 19.1
Re: Importing models from Revit to Tekla 22.03.2014 16:14

1. Export your Revit model to IFC format
2. In Tekla, select from the File menu Insert Reference Model...
3. Select your IFC file, set the scale (normally 1:1), press Ok. Select the point on your grid where you want the model.
4. Your Revit model will start importing and appear on the grid a few minutes later, depending on how big it is.
5. Select your Revit model in Tekla, go to Tools and select Convert IFC Objects.
6. A window will appear showing a progress bar, and then a series of conversion settings. Most of the time you can leave the settings as they are.
7. Click the Convert button, and Tekla should start converting your Revit object.
8. A report will appear showing the converted parts, and your object will now be converted.

Conversion might take anywhere from a few seconds to minutes depending on the size of your model. It's not perfect: many times you'll lose parts during the conversion process, or they'll get deformed. So you should always do a detailed check of your model after converting to see if anything's missing or wrong.

On large models I've had Tekla crash in the middle of the conversion. Guess it's just not able to take them. I have to split them up in Revit and do them in several imports.

Autodesk Revit to Tekla Structures
Re: Importing from Revit 2014 to Tekla 19.1 25.03.2014 12:05

Hi Mario,

Many thanks for your detailed response here!

Just a quick note that many of the issues you may have experienced in Tekla Structures 19.1 have been addressed in Tekla Structures 20.0 - thanks to feedback such as yours. We have much more powerful model reading engines which can take all manner of complex geometry from other software (Autodesk Autocad, Autodesk Revit, Sketchp, Microstation) and bring them into Tekla Structures where they can be prepared for real world construction processes. Do check the links provided in this thread - and let us know how useful the resulting information exchange between the softwares has been in your daily work!

Best regards,
David Lash
Engineering Segment at Tekla

Importing models from Revit to Tekla
Re: Importing models from Revit to Tekla 25.03.2014 11:35

Hi, we have a lot of documentation about Tekla's interoperability with Revit. Please visit the below link. http://www.tekla.com/products/tekla-structures/tekla-interoperability-au...