Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Want to view your Revit Rooms in 3D? You cant in Revit... Use DynamoBIM

Have you ever tried to view your rooms in Revit in a 3D view? You cant do it.

Use DynamoBim!
Its free and easy to use.
Its ridiculously easy to do. Simply follow the steps below

Download dynamo here or if you already have it click on the "addin" tab
Once dynamo is open
Cant find them? type the names in the search bar

Step 1
drop down these 3 nodes as shown and wire them up....
(Catergories,All Elements of Category, Element.Geometry)

Step 2
Then Click Run

....a 3D view of your Revit Rooms!!!!!

Still Hesitating?

If you dont know anything about Dynamo it does not matter just follow the steps above.

If you are  worried that you may change the Revit model then it does not matter because Dynamo will show you the rooms and NOT change the Revit model

If you are asking if it is really that easy to show the Rooms in 3D then the answer is yes its really that easy.

Good luck


Johnathan Ward said...

That is amazing! wondering if it's possible to apply colours based upon room properties!

Marcello Sgambelluri said...

How is that any different than using a room legend with a color scheme?

Anonymous said...

Marcello, I guess Johnathan is asking if colors can be applied to the 3D geometry created by Dynamo, based on the properties of the room used to create the 3D geometry.
Is there a way to do that? It will make this process incredibly useful during initial design phase.

Paolo Emilio Serra said...

Hi Marcello, I did something similar in the past, I thought is worth sharing over here too:



Marcello Sgambelluri said...

Yes however I want to clarify that
In this post we are only "viewing" the 3d geometry in dynamo not making 3d rooms in Revit (nothing was created in Revit)

If you want to add color to 3d rooms as you were asking...

You first have to create 3d room geometry in Revit then add color (rooms in Revit are only 2d)

With all that said I will make a new post showing how to do what you are asking.

Allen Angle said...
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Allen Angle said...

What if I want to review them by each individual level. Would we add a Level node, and if so where?

Marcello Sgambelluri said...

See my isolate room by level tweet

Jody said...


Is there a way to troubleshoot missing rooms?

Here is a link to the issue.
Highlighted item results in empty list results in no geometry.

Tim West said...

I follow the instructions and nothing shows in my 3D window...
the Var[] shows a list of the solids, they just don appear...

Marcello Sgambelluri said...

What version of Dynamo are you using?
you may need to update your graphics card... that was my problem initially.
if the solids show in the list then they are definitely in Dynamo.
perhaps switch to the background preview mode in the lower right corner and then right click on the canvas and select, zoom to fit...