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How to convert 3D CAD solids to Revit parametric BIM families?

A - answer A standard import of 3D solids from DWG and other CAD formats does not allow exploding and editation in Revit projects.

Using the import in the in-place component mode can help to bring in such 3D models and edit them in Revit. By adding reference planes and parameters you can convert the imported 3D model to a standard Revit parametric 3D family (.RFA file).

See the video illustrating the conversion process from an AutoCAD 3D model (retaining wall) from a DWG block to a RFA family:

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See also:
Tip 12355:Revit support for older versions of the IFC format.
Tip 12348:Is it possible to import SketchUp SKP files 2013, 2018 or 2019 into Revit?
Tip 12296:Loading a point cloud from a series of photos to Revit.
Tip 12184:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 11139:Which Autodesk applications can open a .3DM (Rhino) file?


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