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How do we import infra projects created in MiTS into Revit?

MiTS offers multiple export formats to ensure compatibility with various BIM software, including Autodesk Revit.

Importing the infrastructure design from MiTS into Revit, users will have two options between (1) Using IFC file and (2) Using 3D View exported as dwg file; Or just opt for our Civil 3D Integrator instead.

Using IFC file #

To generate the IFC file in MiTS, users may refer to the BIM User Manual, How to Export IFC File.

Steps: #

  1. Once the IFC file has been generated, users can launch the Revit software. The version used in this example is Revit 2024.

  1. Create a new project and choose a suitable template for your project.

  1. Ensure a suitable floor plan is selected for the placement of the structures. If it is not,

Vertical tab at the left side > Select the floor plan > Right click on your mouse> Click Open

  1. To import the IFC file into Revit,

Click Insert tab > Click link IFC file > Select the IFC file

  1. Once imported, users may notice that the elements are not appearing on Revit. To resolve this issue, users will need to edit the View Range to get it into view on a floorplan which can be done by following the steps provided here. Shown below is the example of the edited view range for the sample IFC file.

Using 3D View exported as dwg file #

Steps: #

  1. To export out 3D View in MiTS,

Under the Main tab, click 3D View > Click Export > Save as type DWG

  1. Then, launch Revit software, create a new project, and choose a suitable template.

  1. Ensure the floor plan is suitable for the placement of your structures. To change the floor plan, you may refer to ‘Using IFC File – Step 3’ above.

  1. To import the dwg file into Revit,

Click Insert tab > Click Link CAD > Select the dwg file > Click Open

**Note that user are able to edit the appearance of the objects here

  1. After importing, the elements might not appear on Revit. Users will need to edit the View Range and the offset value to rectify this. An example of the View Range edited is as per the image below.

Example when using CAD Link in Revit with our exported 3D View.

Or opt for using our Civil 3D Integrator #

Our Civil 3D Integrator does more than just seamlessly integrate the designs visually between MiTS 2 and Civil 3D, back and forth. It is also able to carry crucial data such as the elevations of ground levels and platforms, entity coordinates, and the sizing of the pipes/drains. Users may learn more about the Civil Sync feature of the integrator here.

Not only that, once the MiTS 2 design has been integrated into Civil 3D as a dwg file, it becomes compatible with varios Autodesk BIM applications, including Revit.

Steps (between MiTS 2 and Civil 3D): #

  1. To integrate MiTS 2 design with Civil 3D, it’s essential for users to verify the successful installation of the Integrator plugin within the Civil 3D application. Detailed instructions for the installation can be found here.

  1. For a seamless integration of the entities, users will need to ensure the accuracy of the parameters defined. These parameters should align with specific pipe and drain types utilized in MiTS 2 analysis. Guidance on defining parameters can be accessed through our video tutorial.

MCIntegrator’s Parameter Dialog Box in Civil 3D.

MiTS 2 Design integrated into Civil 3D.

  1. Once the design has been successfully integrated into a dwg file in Civil 3D, it becomes compatible with various Autodesk BIM applications that support this type of file, including Revit.

Note: The steps to link the Civil 3D dwg file are the same as steps provided in ‘Using 3D view exported as dwg file’. However, user will need to change the Civil 3D objects such as pipes and structures to 3D Solids by referring to the steps here

Linking ACAD with 3D Solids into Revit.

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