Grevit - Build your BIM Model in Grasshopper.
Grevit allows you to create Revit or AutoCad BIM models directly in Grasshopper easily.
Design Models are focusing on geometry, they are drafting layouts and shapes. BIM Models are containing much more information. BIM Elements are based on design geometries but also enriched by data from various disciplines. This is why Grevit is a one way process: It aims to create and drive BIM Elements directly from the design model.
Why not just exporting and importing?
Exporting static geometries is working fine from Rhino or SketchUp but when it comes to a BIM workflow simply exporting is not enough. Static geometries wont intersect with native elements and are difficult to enhance with parameters. Redrawing geometry with native BIM elements often seems to be the only solution. But then, any design change is forcing you to repeat.
Grevit does not only create BIM elements from Rhino or SketchUp, it also allows you to update BIM elements later according to your latest design changes while all parameter values remain in place.
Why is Grevit sending through network?
This way, you could run Revit or AutoCad Architecture on a different machine than the Design Model. A designer working in Grasshopper, another one working in SketchUp, both can send their geometries to one Revit instance using Grevit.
Grevit is Open Source and still under development. Please use it "as is", it does not come with warranties. Check out our documentation or drop an issue at github and we’ll help you sort it out but more importantly: give feedback to improve Grevit.
Help the ones helping you!
Many of my weekends went into building Grevit, answering support questions and implementing new features. If you want to keep non-profit projects like Grevit alive, support them. Grevit saves you as professionals or students many hours but it requires some itself. Are you a happy Grevit user? Help developing on GitHub or donate so new features can be developed.