Working with Meshes in Revit

In this episode of BIM After Dark live I will be exploring various concepts around working with meshes in Revit. With the release of Revit 2023 came some welcomed improvements to how Revit deals with meshes and I wanted to share some of what I have learned and how to take advantage of the new features.

We will talk about:
– The file types you can import and compare how they look in Revit.
– Dealing with materials (rendered and shaded) when it comes to imports.
– Modifying imported mesh files to make them easier to use in Revit.
And more…

So sit back, relax, and let’s geek out!

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00:00 Introduction
03:00 Join the BIM After Dark Community Today
07:22 What Mesh Objects and Formats Can Revit Import?
10:25 Why I Chose to Work with .OBJ Files in Revit
15:00 Downloading and Import “Thanos” Into Revit
25:00 The Benefits of User Blender BEFORE Importing into Revit
30:00 Using Face Based Families to Control Direction and Materials of Imported Objects in Revit
37:18 Linking Meshed Files to Enscape Assets in Revit
43:00 Using a Mesh Tree to Cast Shadows in a Revit Elevation
47:00 Overview of the Process and Steps to Importing Meshes into Revit

Here are some links to all of the hardware and software I use:

My Main Revit Computer (BIMBOX) –
How I Record My Tutorials (Camtasia Studio) –
My Microphone (Blue Yeti USB) –
My Studio Headphones (Sennheiser HD 600) –
My Camera for Videos and Images (Canon EOS 80D) –
The Lens I use for these videos (50mm) –
My Webcam for Webinars (Logitech C922X) –
My Favorite Sketchbook (“Blank” by 30×40) –
My Favorite Sketching Pens (Sharpie “Fine”) –
Greatest Sketching Marker of All Time (Sign Pen) –

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