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Revit room based import to drawing.tool

Room data import from Revit, BIM to BEM, importing to drawing.tool

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Written by Christopher Riddell
Updated over a week ago

Translating closed room geometry from Revit to drawing.tool is active! The room-based import from Revit to drawing.tool is focused on rebuilding geometry from Room data assigned in your Revit models.

Key Improvements

  1. Exceptionally faster geometry imports.

  2. Improved geometry translation through room associated elements.

  3. Wall and Window splitting by Level.

  4. Enhanced Wall aligning and placement.


To run your model through room based workflow, be sure to check out this article to export rooms via the Revit Plugin.

If you haven't assigned rooms to your model follow the steps below to make sure you place rooms on all enclosed spaces.

This can be easily achieved through the latest version of the Revit plugin using the "Create cove.tool Rooms" button. This action will automatically place rooms in spaces in the Revit Model that are enclosed by "Room bounding" elements.

Alternatively, you could also place rooms, level by level using Revit Room commands. Follow the steps below:

  1. To place rooms in Revit: open a floor plan view in Revit > In the Architecture tab > Select Rooms > use Place Rooms automatically command

  2. Repeat Step 1 all Floor plan views of the model.

  3. Now, from the Revit Plugin follow the same workflow for exporting geometry categories as described here.

  4. To send room data > Select Export Rooms from the cove.tool add-in dropdown menu

NOTE: If you do not export rooms, the model will be imported on
wall-based geometry instead, that relies on accurate wall heights and offsets.

Room Bounding Elements in Revit

Building model elements like walls, floors, roofs, and ceilings are used to divide up space into Revit Rooms. These components are called Room-bounding objects. The following components are associated to a room by default:

  • Walls

  • Roofs

  • Floors

  • Ceilings

  • Columns

  • Curtain systems

  • Room separation lines

  • Building pads

Happy Modeling!

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