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Importing Revit Model - Doors and Windows are wonky


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We are experimenting with purchasing Revit models directly from Matterport (from our Matterport scans) and evaluating if these models are useful as a timesaver in conceptual design. I've just imported the first model, and a few expected quirks aside, I can't figure out what is happening with the doors and windows. They render as expected in 3D but in plan view, they show up as just white boxes, and the windows show huge gaps in the walls. There doesn't seem to be any consistency with this "air space" as it is showing up between 11" and 26" on each side of the window. Removing  and re-inserting doesn't seem to do anything - the gap seems to be attached to the window object. 


The doors don't have this extra gap, but they just show up as openings/rectangles in plan.


I'm trying to determine if we need to replace all these window and door objects for them to show up properly in plan view.

Any suggestions?

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From my Experience ....


Revit Doors just import as overall Symbols into VW Doors.

They look OK.

But they are not at ally any VW parametric Door PIOs.

They don't even translate their real width and height to VW Doors.

VW Door Dimensions will stay at any default VW value, no matter if

the RVT/RFA Door is 4 meters in length or just 90 cm.

Also, if you try to edit such Revit translated Doors in VW by editing

the imported Symbols from Revit, VW will not recognize the changes

in Symbols or even lose the RVT origin Symbol when renaming in VW's

Resource Browser.


This is just closed BIM by purpose.

VW trying to offer open BIM may never offer a lossless exchange.


I personally would not buy any Revit library elements or rely on any

RVT/RFA imports.

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