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You can use this export option when needing to generate .fbx files from your Revit Project.  Note that this export option will only be available when exporting Revit Views as Revit Sheets cannot be exported to FBX files.

Firstly select the required Revit Views to be exported from the Xporter Pro main interface and then click the Export button from the ribbon.

The top half of the Dialog box relate to the Export Settings required for the resulting FBX files as shown by the below image.

  • Boundary Edges – ticking this checkbox will hide the lines that appear wherever two surfaces meet providing a less ‘mesh’ like model when opened in 3DS Max so that you get a more realistic lifelike model representation.  Leaving this option unticked will show the lines that appear when surfaces meet.
  • Use LOD (Level of Detail) – by ticking this checkbox you will end up with a more faceted model in terms of quality but a smaller file size.  If left unticked your model will be smoother and more true to actual geometry but will hence result in a bigger file size.

The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location file format settings and file upload settings for the exported files as shown by below example.

General Tab

  • Folder Name Format panel – provide the means to define your Export folder output location and naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the folder name or use the browse button to navigate to an existing folder location. If you want to use the same output folder for all file types then tick the checkbox below.
  • File Naming Format – provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). If you want to use the same file naming syntax for all file format types then tick the checkbox below.
  • Date Format – Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel – is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • Invalid Characters – if your file naming involves invalid characters tick the box for Xporter Pro to check and it will replace with the value entered such as a hyphen, dot, or underscore.
  • Publish Panel – if you want the resulting exported files to be automatically uploaded to an FTP or FileShare site then tick the box and configure the FTP settings on the FTP tab etc.
  • Create CSV Transmittal panel – provides the means to generate a CSV file to be used for aconex uploads.  Click the Config button to configure which Revit parameters you want to use as Export parameters / columns in the resulting CSV file.  Note that Xporter Pro will not actually perform the aconex upload.
  • Export Configuration Settings panel – provides the means for you to save your selected export configuration settings to an .xml including folder and file naming conventions so that you can load the .xml file back again at a later date with all the settings.


To find out more about the FTP tab for automatic uploads click here

Citrix ShareFile Tab

To find out more about the Citrix ShareFile tab for automatic uploads click here