New Bi-directional Data Option! Revit-to-Rhino-to-Revit

We now have bi-directional data exchange between Revit <–> Rhino.  A new version has been posted to the Food4Rhino site that includes a component for reading .CSV files and using the data to build geometry in Rhino-Grasshopper.  This version also includes a lot of small fixes and additions so be sure to look at the new Users Guide.

There is also a new site, in addition to the FoodForRhino site, where you can download software as well as sample data and other kinds of resources:

And keep sending messages and posting stories about what you are doing.




  1. najna said:

    I am wondering: what is the advantage of using Hummingbird Grasshopper plugin, over Geometry Gym Grasshopper plugin? I have been successfully using the later one, and I am wondering if latest Hummingbird released this year has some features that Geometry Gym does not?
    Thank you.

    • Najna, I haven’t used Geometry Gym so I am not sure of the differences. If it is working for you that is great. I believe that both plugins are free so we are not competing for business. The idea that distinguishes Hummingbird is that if creates “native” geometry in Revit. This means that you can develop a form in Rhino and use it to build walls or beams in Revit. Good luck. Mario

      • najna said:

        Dear Mr. Guttman.
        Thank you for the reply. Geometry Gym exports Grasshopper model into .ifc format, and then imports it to Revit. Hummingbird does not do this? Instead it exports Grasshopper geometry to .csv file, and then creates Revit “native” geometry from that .csv file?
        Or did I misunderstand this?
        Thank you.

  2. Najna, I believe your summary is correct although, having not used Geomety Gym, I’m not sure what options it offers. The key idea with Hummingbird is that the geometry is not imported as pure shapes but changes meaning. For example you might model a surface in Rhino but use the points to create a floor in Revit. Mario

  3. dan richardson said:

    Mario, Based on your last sentence, do you mean any amount of Control Points in Rhino would be exported into Revit? I’m new to Visual Programming, but Rhino’s ability to generate Control Points by default is amazing. In Revit’s Massing Environment, a Mass can only show Nodes. The Adaptive Components are added as a separate command, unless I’ve missed something. Thank you for Hummingbird.

    • You can do that. Take a look at the documentation and sample data on the FoodForRhino site.

      • Dan Richardson said:

        Thank you, I will. A bit early but, Happy Holidays.

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