Weekly Workflow: Use Conveyor to populate Revit with Trimble Warehouse Components (SketchUp Not Required)

SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse is a robust library with over 5 million models (at the time of publishing), including thousands of detailed assets that represent real-world products. While there are several methods available for converting SketchUp content into Revit geometry, this Conveyor V4-based workflow is an efficient option for designers who primarily work in Revit and Rhino – no SketchUp license required. It could be used to populate Revit models with 3D content for creating renderings, test fitting furniture in interior design schemes, or converting private SketchUp library content into Revit families.

Conveyor V4’s ability to support nested blocks simplifies the process into a few quick steps. First, download a component from the SketchUp 3D Warehouse or locate the desired .skp file in your personal library. Import the object into Rhino as either trimmed polysurfaces or mesh elements. Then, use the Conveyor V4 interface to classify the object and send it to Revit.

Download Conveyor V4 to give it a try! For further learning, check out our related tutorial series on Modular Design Workflows with Conveyor.

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