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Using Autodesk Revit Plugin
Using Autodesk Revit Plugin

This article helps you understand how to install and use Asite's plugin available for Autodesk Revit application.

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Users can upload 3D model files directly to Asite by installing its plugin available for Autodesk Revit.

Note: This plugin will be an add-on to the cBIM product and will have commercial costs involved. Please speak with your Asite point of contact for more information.

About Autodesk Revit

Revit is a commercial building information modeling (BIM) software by the company Autodesk. It's generally used by architects, structural engineers, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineers, designers, and contractors.

Asite Revit Plugin is available to download at as shown in below snapshot:

There would be 2 separate download icons opposite 'Asite Revit Plugin'. If your user account is on UAE cloud, click on first download icon. Else, click on second download icon (if you are a user on Asite cloud or cloud specific to other regions).

Run the installer and follow the instructions to continue.

Below are the steps describing how to use Asite's plugin for Autodesk Revit:

1. Once the Asite plugin for Autodesk Revit is installed, you can see a new tab named 'Asite' every time you open a 3D model in Autodesk Revit. This tab will have an option called 'Connect to Asite' which enables you to connect your 3D model files opened in Autodesk Revit with the Asite Cloud.

2. Once a model file is open in Autodesk Revit, click on 'Connect to Asite'.

3. It will open a new layered screen with an option to login to Asite. Choose the relevant cloud - Asite Cloud / Asite US Gov. Cloud (Hosted in AWS GovCloud (US) / Asite UAE Cloud / Asite KSA Cloud / Asite Canada Cloud / Asite Hong Kong Cloud - as applicable, then enter login details i.e. your registered email address and your Asite account password.

Upload Model

3. Once logged in, from the 'Upload' tab that opens by default, select appropriate project from the dropdown or use filter options to search for required project. Next, select a project folder where you need to upload the 3D file which you have opened in Autodesk Revit.

4. On the next screen, you can enter the file attribute details as required. The file name and size appears at the top.

Additionally, you have a switch option to upload converted versions of .NWC file, .DWFX file, .IFC file of the same model as secondary file. NWC is a file extension in which the model file will be saved by Navisworks Manage.

If only one option is selected, then file will be saved in selected file format.

If more than one switch options are selected, the file will be saved as a .zip file and it will include files as per all selected file formats.

None of the secondary file options would be selected by default.

5. Once done, click on 'Upload' to to continue.

A confirmation message will appear if the file gets uploaded successfully. Click 'OK' to continue. Uploaded document can then be accessed under selected project on Asite Web application.

In case the selected file couldn't be uploaded, a message will appear accordingly.

Download Model

Once logged in, go to the 'Download' tab, select appropriate project from the dropdown or use filter options to search for required project. Next, select a model name from selected project from which you need to download files.

The 'Revision' dropdown option enables you to select which revision you would like to download.

The corresponding 'Go to issues' option allows you to directly view issues for selected model revision. Click here to understand how to work with model issues.

Files from selected federated model will be listed at the bottom based on selected revision option along-with all the related details.

To sync a model file to your device, click on the grey sync icon corresponding to the same. Once the sync is successful, the color of sync icon would turn green.

To open or show the model file that you have synced to your device, click on eye icon corresponding to the same. Similarly, click on the eye icon again to close or hide that model file in your Revit application and vice versa.

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