With BIM becoming a new standard for modelling, Autodesk’s Revit is a popular program of choice for industries such as architectural design, MEP, structural engineering, and construction. In addition to this new industry standard, clients need to be able to utilize GIS data in their existing platforms, too. Now that ArcGIS has released a new version to support Revit data, we asked Richard Horrocks, a Senior Consultant here at Brockwell, to demonstrate an effective and efficient method for importing Revit models into ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online.
This solution will allow users to create models in Revit, and then export those models into ArcGIS platforms, meaning that all simulated built-environments, and all their information, are completely accessible in the same environment as your existing GIS data:
It’s interesting to look at this process the context of buildingSMART and the IFC standards. As IFC extends to horizontal infrastructure with the IFC Alignment initiative, interoperability between engineering and GIS workflows will become increasingly easy to implement, allowing engineering data to be more widely shared in the broader context of the environmental, political, and economic geography of the site.