With the BIM working method, a 3D model of a building contains all the data and information and connects the various trades. The BIM interface from LogiKal enables you to work with architects in an uncomplicated manner. The dimensions of windows and doors for LogiKal can be made available from a Revit building model by the architect. You can carry out production planning with these imported positions in LogiKal. LogiKal then returns the finished data and parameters to the architect’s BIM model. This enables you to collaborate on projects that have to be carried out with the help of BIM models – a standard that is being used more and more around the world.
- Autodesk Revit Version 2017 or newer *
- LogiKal from version 11.4
- LogiKal Revit Plugin Version from Version 1.4
- BIM license on the LogiKal dongle
- For the Revit plugin, you need access to a LogiKal installation
Before installing the LogiKal Revit plugin, please close all Revit applications on your computer.
In the project centre in the File menu, click on “Settings”> “Additional settings”.
In the next window, select the “Interfaces” tab.
Click the “Install” button in the “Revit Plugin” area.
The LogiKal functions are then available in Revit under the “LogiKal” tab.
Manage positions and projects
Create LogiKal projects
To create a new project in LogiKal via Revit, click on “Create LogiKal project”.
Create LogiKal position
To create a new position in LogiKal, click on “Create LogiKal position”.
Export to LogiKal
To export a position from Revit to LogiKal, select this function.
Import to LogiKal
To import a position from LogiKal into Revit, select this function.
Use this function to edit a position in the LogiKal element input.
If you have a higher number of items, you have the option of dividing them up into several new items. You can find out more on this topic in the section entitled “Split position “.
With the “Export file” function you can save a LogiKal position/project as an external B2L file. The advantage of this approach: You can easily send this file format. The recipient of this file can then simply import it into LogiKal.
In the Revit toolbar, click on “Export file” and save the position/project as a B2L file on your hard drive.
Open the “Project Management” in LogiKal.
Click on “Import” in the toolbar and select the B2L file.
Two import methods are available in the following program window.
- You can create a new LogiKal project for the Revit file.
- You can add the Revit file to an existing project. In this case, select the project in which you want to insert the file.
To transfer a LogiKal position to Revit, you can import an external file via an L2B file.
In LogiKal, select the position that you want to export to Revit.
Click on the “Export BIM Project” option in the menu on the left and save the L2B file.
Select “Import” in the toolbar and select the LogiKal position that you want to import into Revit.
You can output a component list in Revit that contains all LogiKal positions. To do this, click in the “Miscellaneous” area on “Component list”.
With the function “Detail section” you have the possibility to display sectional drawings from LogiKal in Revit in detail.