Revit Mass created from Autocad site survey points


#1

Very new to Dynamo and NOT a programmer type, but this seems like a good topic since I think there’s a lot of people that might run into it. Our Civil consultant (using civil 3d) sent us a Revit model that included a Mass element that was created from a Cad file. If you go to edit the mass (you get a warning that says the Mass only contains a mesh which can’t be used to compute Mass floors, or surfaces. When you select the mesh while editing the mass it’s simply a Imported Cad Symbol. So I’m not really sure what I should be selecting in order to find points. I was hoping there was a workflow via Dynamo that would allow me to convert this object into something useful. Thoughts? Thanks in Advance.


#2

Hi David,

Use “Element.Location” from clockwork package along with “select model element” to get points.


#3

Hi David,

Did you try extracting the geometry of the family? What do you get?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is from a quick “mesh” type mass family.


#4

Dimitar: I tried your solution and it works, but I only get an image of the imported object in Dynamo. Can I convert those surfaces into a Revit family (mass or not)?


#5

Can you possibly provide an image of the imported Autocad file? What are you planning to do with the geomtry in Revit?


#6

Here’s what I get.

When I run it I get an error at the surface node

“Warning: Internal error, please report: Dereferencing a non-pointer. (3f47aacd)”

I want to be able to use this to create my topo and then modify the existing conditions.