ORION 18: HOW TO EXPORT STRUCTURAL MODELS FROM ORION TO REVIT


In this tutorial, we will learn how to export an Orion model that has been designed into Revit Structure. This is especially useful for the BIM workflow as it enables the engineer to easily update structural design changes into the main BIM model located in Revit.

Before we start, make sure you have installed the Orion-Revit Integrator for that version of Revit. For this tutorial, we will use the 2015 Integrator. You can download this Integrator from the Tekla website here.

Step 1

In the menu bar at the top of the screen, Click 'File', then from among the options, select 'Model/File Export', then Choose 'Export to Revit Structure'. In the 'Create Revit Transfer File' dialog box that appears, Save the file with its name and in the CXL file format.

Step 2

Run the Revit software and open a new project. Click on 'CSC Integration' in the menu bar. Then Click 'CSC Integrator' among the options. 

Step 3

In the 'Introduction' dialog box that appears, Click 'Next'. From the options that appear, select 'First Time' from under 'Import From Orion'. Click '...' to open the location of the CXL file. Select the file and click 'Open'. Tick the boxes for Grids, Levels, Slabs, Beams, Columns, and Walls.


NB: 'Ignore Position' is used for subsequent updates of the model in Revit when you want the object to be updated irrespective of its current position in the Revit model.

Step 4

Next, we map the files from Orion to their equivalent in Revit. Click '...' next to 'Structural Column Types' 'Structural Framing Types' and 'Materials'. For the first two (2), select 'Family' from the mapping files in the Revit Library. For 'Materials', select 'Symbol'. Click 'Finish' to import the model into Revit.

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