We’ve been improving our Helix interoperability tool, that allows SketchUp and Revit to synchronize bidirectionally. Helix can convert SketchUp object into native Revit families, and can also convert meshes to Revit meshes with clean edges and textured materials.
SketchUp versions supported: 2020, 2021, 2022
Revit versions supported: 2021, 2022, 2023
We would love to hear how this can improve your interoperability workflows, and whether there are feature requests or any other comments.
SketchUp 2 Revit
- Native Categories: Walls, Curtain Walls, Floors, Roofs, Ceilings, Pipes, Doors, Windows, Topography
- Additional Mesh Categories: Generic Model, Casework, Entourage, Furniture, Furniture Systems, Railings, Site, Light Fixtures, Planting, Specialty Equipment, Mechanical Equipment, Plumbing Fixtures, Columns
- Clean meshes in Revit without additional triangulation, allowing geometry to be used for documentation and visualization
- Create Revit materials with textures
- SketchUp materials can be mapped to Revit materials
- Model health warnings
- Map content by tag or material
- Helix starter families with instance parameter calculation for door & window heights and widths
- Smart mesh based family instancing, preserving components and groups in Revit families
- Model update tracking, where Revit model only updates if geometry changed in SketchUp when re-syncing
Revit 2 SketchUp
- Revit geometry optimized for workable (push/pull-able) output
- Revit geometry mesh count optimized for performance while retaining original form
- Materials converted from Revit
- Revit materials can be mapped to SketchUp materials
- Convert Revit levels to SketchUp planes tagged as levels
We are constantly updating Helix, and want our users to be aware of what’s in the works. The feature roadmap is public, and open to suggestions. We will cross out completed features with every new release.
Our latest release can be found here: Helix 2.6.0
The release post includes the installer download link, that runs as a trial for 15 days.
On our forums page, we have a few posts on Helix workflow examples:
We have a quick start guide that shows how to convert SketchUp walls, floors, roofs, doors and windows to native elements.
Let us know if you have any feedback on the features, roadmap, or other comments below. You can also visit the Helix Forums for more. We’re eager to hear your thoughts and how we can improve this solution for your interoperability needs.