FAB466294 Anybody Can Do IT: Easily Build Revit Content in Inventor

FAB466294 Anybody Can Do IT Easily Build Revit Content in Inventor

by Pete Strycharske Peter.strycharske@teamd3.com

I really love how the construction industry is pushing to become more efficient and, as I’ve discovered in my own mini-construction projects, there can be a LOT of waste.

Therefore, I love the idea of modular and prefabricated construction and wanted to apply those principles to the design environment to improve efficiency when designing Revit-ready content from Inventor.

FAB466294 Anybody Can Do IT Easily Build Revit Content in Inventor

Also, loving to see people thrive, I wanted to think of ways to extend these capabilities to as many users as possible.  So, if you’re interested in seeing how everyday, mundane Inventor functionality can be powerfully leveraged to help generate Revit-ready models, please check out my class!

While I missed getting to see everyone in person at AU2020, I did enjoy the ability to sample several different classes and had an enjoyable experience recording my sessions this year.  The virtual experience went smoothly and I was particularly impressed with the Q&A sessions, as the webinar format allowed many more people to ask questions, especially those who are too shy to ask questions in person 😊

I was blown away by the positive feedback I’ve received from this class and I’m so pleased that a number of people have found this information helpful!  I will definitely continue my research efforts and look forward to presenting at future AUs, whether they be in-person or virtual events.

FAB466294 Anybody Can Do IT: Easily Build Revit Content in Inventor

Click here to find Pete’s class on AU Online.


There is an increasing desire to build custom designs that can more easily convert from traditional mechanical and industrial CAD tools into BIM (Building Information Modeling)-ready content that can be utilized inside of Revit software. Inventor software has the capability to generate Revit-ready content, but often this requires specialized knowledge of the process. What if things didn’t have to be this way? What if any CAD designer could quickly assemble components with BIM-enabled features, easily compile multiple components into one compiled model, and populate BIM connectors for final insertion into Revit with a click of a button? Doesn’t that sound amazing? The workflow in this class will utilize everyday Inventor techniques to set the stage for powerful iLogic capabilities to enable virtually any designer to configure Inventor models into Revit-ready content.

Key Learnings

  • Differentiate unique BIM-enabled surfaces using custom Inventor Appearances.
  • Learn how to use the component library approach to quickly build assembly models.
  • Learn how to create a single Shrinkwrap model representing the final Revit model.
  • Learn how to automate the creation of BIM connectors using the custom Inventor Appearances.


I am an implementation consultant with D3 Technologies, a Platinum Autodesk Partner and Authorized Training Center, based out of our Minneapolis office. I focus primarily on the following areas engineering design and manufacturability, design automation and configuration, process efficiency and manufacturing layouts. Typically, I will partner with clients to perform an assessment of a design or process, determine some improvements, propose a path forward and develop content / mentor users to implement the project. I’m also an Autodesk Certified Instructor and professionally certified in AutoCAD, Inventor Professional and Fusion 360. I frequent the Inventor and Factory Design Forums / Idea Stations, so if you ever have a question, please just ask! Excited to teach at Autodesk University for the second year in a row and always looking to learn more from all the excellent sessions!

Paul Munford

Paul Munford is a laugher, dreamer, raconteur, CAD geek and Industry Marketing Manager for Autodesk in the UK. Paul's background in manufacturing items for the construction industry gives him a foot in digital prototyping and a foot in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Paul was a speaker at Autodesk University for the first time in 2012, and he says it's the most fun anyone can have with 250 other people in the room.

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