Extracting data out of AutoCAD through Excel, recreating polygons based on imported curves, and then modeling from these polygons is an efficient and easy-to-understand method to convert AutoCAD elements to Revit. Due to the different element-specific conditions, eg. modeling columns and rooms from imported curves are two different mechanisms, each scenario shall be categorized and studied separately, but they can all be solved by this same workflow and the thought.
Automated modeling is a prospective topic, and we’ll continue our research in this field. It takes efforts to develop the automation workflow that works for complex practical project environment, but once it matures, we’ll greatly benefit from its outcomes.
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