ArcGIS Pro 2.2 - REVIT Files with families from plugins

07-19-2018 10:06 PM
New Contributor III

Hi There,

We have been testing the new functionality with ArcGIS Pro 2.2 and have found that it does not read all Revit files even though they are in 2018 format. Does ArcGIS Pro only read "standard" families and what are the limitations there?

Any revit file that has MEP Fabrication Pipework Families will not open in pro. These are created using the Autodesk Fabrication Piping Plugin. This would also mean that Fabrication Ducting and HVAC systems created through the same plugin will not actually work.

When i open the Revit file, remove these pipes and fittings from the model it opens fine.
The error thrown by Pro is as Follows: "External Component has thrown an Exception" No Error Code.

Any help would be much appreciated?

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Esri Contributor

Hello Nick, 

For the current release we focused on the standard families. How is Revit Data organized in ArcGIS Pro?—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop except for space (room). Also, any element that does not fit the standard families is store into the GenericModel feature layer

I will need to do some research on the Fabrication Piping Plugin. 

Best regards, 


New Contributor III

Thanks for the response David.

At the moment the current elements that do not fit the standard families in our file throw the error as described above. It would be good to capture these even if they come across into the Generic Model for now, until, Esri have found away to read all families in.

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