This new interface expands Datakit’s BIM offering, begun in January 2017 with an IFC reader.
“Following our arrival into the BIM world one year ago, and following the positive feedback from our customers regarding our IFC reader, we have decided to expand our offer in order to also satisfy their native BIM data import needs.”, Explains Olivier Rigollet, CEO of Datakit. « As Revit is the most popular BIM software presently, it was natural to complete our range with this format. After one year of work, we are now able to provide a first version to our customers. »
As the other Datakit’s interfaces, this reader is independent of any external API, so it does not require a Revit license to work.
This new interface has been integrated into CrossManager, the standalone software of Datakit. CrossManager’s users are thus able to convert .rvt files to IGES, STEP, PRC and 3DPDF. New combinations will be available in the future.
A Revit file, converted in 3DPDF with CrossManager. The file can thus be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader™ to be viewed. The instances list of the original model is accessible.
Software vendors can also take advantage of this new interface in order to provide their users with interoperability with Revit format.
This is possible thanks to CrossCad/Ware: a SDK that can be integrated in a third-party software. By integrating CrossCad/Ware in their own application, software vendors benefit from Datakit’s technology, enabling them to access to Revit format data. They can thus read geometrical data along with colors and instancescontained in Revit 2017.x files. The API integration is easy and is seamless for end users.