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Automating the workflow of data from Revit with Forge Data Exchange

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    Exchanging data from Revit to other applications is very often a file based and time-consuming task. In our case, its typically based on an IFC export from Revit, this IFC file is the imported into another application and the result is imported into Revit by an addin that reads a text or Excel file. We have addressed these challenges by using the Forge Data Exchange (FDX) API, exchanging only the necessary subset of data. This API is still in beta and there are two possible cases that we may demonstrate on AU. The first one is to use the FDX API to automatically get the analytical model from Revit, open it in a structural analysis application, do the analysis there and the send the result automatically back to Revit. The results can then be used to create structural reinforcement and to suggest changes to the model. The other case is based on sending properties data back and forth between Revit and applications that handles building specifications, prices and sustainability data.

    Key Learnings

    • Know what possibilities Forge Data Exchange API gives you
    • Start working on your own FDX based solution
    • Know more about analytical models and properties
    • Be an early adapter of the newes technology