Export Rhino® blocks as Autodesk® Revit™ families

With BLOCS you can use Rhino blocks to import and place families. The blocks will represent in Rhino the location of the family instances in the Revit document.

Nested blocks will be exploded.

Placing families in Rhino blocks

In Rhino, first create a family with a rhino block.

Always keep a family name unique to a given block. Do not assign same family name to objects not in the block. This can lead to undesired results.

Copy and transform the block as desired.

Block names that contain these characters: \:{ }[]|;<>?`~ Will not be exported as they are invalid for Revit.

Do not scale or skew blocks! Scaling a block will not reflect in Revit as families cannot be scaled.

Some categories allow any type of rotation, while others don't. Roofs, walls, floors, ceiling, stairs will always be vertical.

Exporting a Rhino block

Press BLOCS in the Rhino panel.

Choose between selecting manually the instances of the block definition or automatically select all visible instances of desired block types by picking the block name from the list.

If selecting manually, press Enter to end your selection.

Save the blocks information in a .beam file.

Use BLOCS in Revit to import the blocks.

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