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Printing Architectural Model.

Postby rspierenburg » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:57 pm

I'm looking to print an Architectural model from Revit via Sketchup. I can export an STL from Revit and bring that into sketchup but it adds in numerous interior objects (ie partition walls) that I don't want to print. Esssentially I want to print the shell of the building as a solid. Is there a plugin perhaps that would allow me to create a box around the sketchup model then via boolean delete the model from the box and then finally invert whats left? To sort of "Shrink-wrap" the model into one solid?



Re: Printing Architectural Model.

Postby pilou » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:10 pm

If you have a Pro version of SU you can make that with Boolean functions else
Booltools ;)

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Re: Printing Architectural Model.

Postby TBoy » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:49 pm

There is a native tool in SketchUp > Tools > Outer Shell.
It will work only on solid objects i think.


Re: Printing Architectural Model.

Postby rspierenburg » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:55 pm

Thanks for the tips. The issue is that when I export the revit model via stl it doesn't come into sketchup as solid parts. Perhaps I need export from Revit to SKP and then in sketchup export to stl at the end.


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