Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Family Files
Bentley AECOsim BD now supports .RFA (Revit families) natively. A step towards openBIM or a step back? In my opinion, even as a short term fix this is a good thing for the community, even if it does slightly undermine the efforts of the team working on the .IFC file format.
Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set –to test Revit family import stability integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.
Bentley’s Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on
- maintaining the Revit family geometry’s dimensional integrity,
- retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,
- retaining the embedded parameter data type values,
- retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)
This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10’s of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers’ (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.
Bentley will supports Revit family file formats for Revit 2009 through Revit 2014. When Autodesk Revit 2015 is released…
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