I am working at a large architecture firm and we use Revit as our primary drafting tool. The firm has chosen not to use Revit as the primary rending software. I have no choice in this matter.
We use SketchUp to create renderings for our clients. This is how the process works: We draft in Revit, export the model to SketchUp, (where it imports as a blank 3D object with no labeled materials), then we apply materials to the SketchUp model to give it color. Because we make many changes to the Revit model throughout the project, we do not wish to assign materials to the SketchUp model each time.
Is there a way to link the Revit file with the SketchUp file so that when a change is made in Revit and exported to SketchUp, the materials are recognized and import into the SketchUp file?
Side Note: I personally emailed SketchUp and they gave me the link to this forum and told me they do not know of a way, but they are very confident in the capabilities of this forum and many things can be accomplished here that are not accomplished by SketchUp Services.