About Importing Sketchup Files

You can incorporate a Trimble® SketchUp® design into a Revit project to provide a starting point for the building model.

Trimble® SketchUp® is a general purpose modeling and visualization tool. Revit uses building information modeling (BIM), in which building elements understand their relationship to each other.

To use a Trimble® SketchUp® design in Revit, you can import a SKP file from Trimble® SketchUp® directly into Revit. As an alternative, you can use Trimble® SketchUp® to export a DWG file, and then import that DWG file into Revit. You could also link a SKP file to the Revit project, instead of importing it.

    To incorporate a Trimble® SketchUp® design into a Revit project, use the following general process:

  1. Use Revit to create a family.
  2. Import the SKP file into the family.
  3. If you created the family outside the project, load the family into the project.

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