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Importing Revit File

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Awesome that we can now import Revit files and are no longer dependent on exporting them to CAD or other formats!!!  It would be great if we had an import dialogue box for Revit like we do for CAD files.  Reason I say this:  As I experiment with 2017 today, when I go to import a 100mb Revit file - it can take up to 20 mins (or just times out at 99%) while it processes all the elements.  Why?  I can import a 20mb Revit file with just walls and minor detail in few mins.  Is it because in a full blown  model of a school VWs is having hard time processing all the elements (such as toilets, doors, hand dryers, sinks, casework, curtains, partition walls, projectors, furniture etc) in a Revit model?  If we could toggle these items off before importing the file it could be really helpful.  Thoughts? 

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From what I understand we are implementing all capability offered by the ODA libraries as soon as they become available, this will develop over the coming months.

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The ODA announcement about Revit import did say that their file open speed compared to Revit was about was about 2x slower. That may account for some of the slowness.

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Significant upgrades for this workflow are now possible and planned.

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