Exporting 3D Model Data
You can also export your Revit model as a 3D model in several formats for use in other modeling software. A frequent destination for such data is Autodesk 3ds Max for its enhanced rendering and daylighting analysis capabilities. This workflow is supported by the FBX export format, which includes not only model geometry but materials, cameras, and lights as well. More generic exports in DWG, DGN, DXF, or SAT formats can provide numerous opportunities for you to become more creative with the presentation of your designs.
Studies in Google SketchUp
Earlier in this chapter we discussed using Google SketchUp for conceptual building massing studies. These studies were imported directly into the Revit environment for further ...