There are couple of situations in which import of certain elements will not be possible, and a warning or error message will be thrown in the Import report dialog. Most of the error occurs because of the different approach to certain situation between Revit and FEM-Design. Most of those situations are related to supporting structures and their hosts. Revit simply do not allow for situations that are allowed in FEM-Design, for example to attach a point support to a wall or floor element.

Below, all recognized situations are listed:

  • If a support (point support, line support, and surface support) in FEM-Design is attached to an element that is not allowed by Revit, or is not attached to any element, an error message will be thrown in a format:

    “Point / Line / Surface support”, “support name and ID from FEM-Design”, “reference not found”
  • The next situation when an error will be thrown, is an import of a wall foundation without a host wall, or attached to other element than a wall – situation like this is not possible in Revit and wall foundation can only be attached to a wall element. An error message will be thrown in a format:

    “Wall foundation”, “wall foundation name and ID from FEM-Design”, “wall not found”
  • Sometimes, an opening in a wall cannot be recreated while importing the wall into Revit and an error message will be thrown in a format:

    “Wall”, “wall’s ID from FEM-Design”, “Revit function failed to create an opening for a certain wall”
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Created by Iwona Budny Bjergø on 2019/06/24 14:39
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