The Export to Revit Geometry extension allows the export of model parts, from Tekla Structures, to a native Autodesk® Revit® project .rvt file.
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Tekla Structures 2019.
The extension is available, from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content
In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.
Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.
, as a *.tsep (Tekla Structures extension) format package.
The extension is accessed from the Applications & components panel. The installer adds a macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program
Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.
Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.
Macros are sometimes used to run an application.
called 'Export to Revit Geometry' to the 'Revit Interoperability extensions' group, as shown below.
Export the model parts to a Revit rvt file
Step 1 - Locate and run the export to Revit geometry macro, in the Applications & Components catalogue in Tekla Structures.
Step 2 - The following dialog is displayed:
Location by: User may specify the export location by base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a starting point in surveying and that is used as an anchor point in coordinate and height transformations
A Tekla Structures project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point.
Base points allow the use of another coordinate system needed for interoperability and collaboration. Base points can also be used in drawings, and in reports and templates. Model origin is the default base point in Tekla Structures.
Base points are also called control points.
, model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model
Model origin is the default project base point.
or work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view
Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.
. For more information on basepoints see here.
Selection: Export all or a selection of parts in the model.
The dialog settings can be saved by adding a user defined name and saving (top of the dialog; combo box and save icon). Expand the combo box control to view and load previously saved dialog settings.
Step 4 - A message box will be displayed when the export has finished, as follows:
Open directory: Opens the folder that contains the exported rvt file.
View log file: Opens the run log file in Notepad. The log file displays information on the export such as Tekla Structures version, model units, model path and name, the selected user interface options, export start and end times and information on any errors or failures during the export. The log file is written to <model>\logs\RevitRvtExport_username.log, where username is the logged on user name.
- Creates a Revit 2018 rvt project file using a structural project template.
- The Tekla Structures model parts are exported as direct shape, BREP based, in-place system families. Parametric families are not currently supported.
- Exported family names are as follows: Part name-profile-grade-GUID.
- The part family is associated with relevant Revit structural category, for example beams are classified as structural framing. The following family categories are supported:
- Structural framing
- Structural columns
- Structural foundations
- Generic model
- The Tekla Structures defined material type and grade is used to create an equivalent material which is assigned to the in-place family instance. The export currently supports steel, concrete and timber.
- The following Tekla Structures part attributes are exported and associated with the in-place family as family parameters:
- Tekla Structures GUID
- Metric or imperial Revit project files are created based on the unit setting of the Tekla Structures model.
Common export part failure conditions are as follows:
BREP quality, edge length
Model database file has the extension .db1. In addition, other files, such as the corresponding numbering database .db2, are needed in order to obtain the functionality of the model database.
may contain parts that may fail to render and so fail to create a solid for export. The run log file will report these as follows;