There is bit of designer in every human being! Everyone thinks in a different way and each of this thought process leads to new ideas. However, most of these ideas don’t see the light of realization because either they are not well communicated or well supported. Here I am talking about ideas to create or build something new. So how do you effectively communicate a design idea? Simple and convincing way to communicate a design idea is to create a 3D model. In today’s World, there are plenty of incredibly powerful 3D modeling tools available to create a digital model of any possible idea. Having worked on many such tools, this time, I thought let me try to shape my idea with a very simple yet powerful 3D model creation and editing tool AUTODESK 123D Design I found it’s incredibly simple to learn how-to-use 123D Design to shape your imagination. It didn’t take more than 10 minutes for me to build a simple Lamp shade. Here is my idea translated to a 3D model.
Having done this quickly, my role as designer was almost completed. However, I entered into next level of challenge. How do I show this lamp shade in the room which I had created earlier using Revit ? In this era of cloud and internet, without wasting even a second we try to search www (google it :) ) and that gave me some useful leads. But I was not very convinced with that. I started to explore with an idea to create a family in Revit from this 123D model. That took some-time, but finally I did it!
You can download this simple 123DToRevitFamilyApp and the associated Addin file which will allow the user to select a 123D model and convert to a Revit family. Please make sure to change the dll path in the addin file before you try this plugin tool –
You might be super excited to give it a try…don’t wait…before it goes off, check it out!
I would be happy to see your feedback :)