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The Bentley Revit Plugin allows you to save your Revit models in a way that lets you open them up in MicroStation or Bentley Building products, retaining most of the Revit properties information from your Revit model. The Plugin is designed to help teams working in a mixed Revit/Bentley environment to be able to get Revit models into a MicroStation based design workflow for coordination purposes, interference detection and similar.
The Revit plugin installs a small extension into Revit Architecture 2008© and another small one into MicroStation/Bentley Architecture. Getting to use a Revit model in MicroStation/Bentley Architecture is a 2 step process:
1) The extension in Revit Architecture lets the user export a Revit model with the necessary support files to open the model up in MicroStation and retain most of the Revit object information. There are no other MicroStation applications needed to export the model out from Revit Architecture. There is no MicroStation license needed to export the model from Revit Architecture.
2) From MicroStation/Bentley Architecture the user can open those exported files, process them and get a model with the Revit object information attached to the models elements.
The Revit plugin works with both plain MicroStation and Bentley Architecture.
· When working with MicroStation or Bentley Architecture, the geometry of the Revit model is translated into plain MicroStation solids and all Revit properties are attached to the solids as MicroStation EC data.