Import Tool: Planting F/X for Revit® Plugin

Import Tool: Planting F/X for Revit® Plugin

Our Import tool for Revit brings your trees and shrubs from a CAD drawing into a Revit project. It also imports your palette of trees and shrubs into Revit for future use.




Before Importing Into Revit

1. Prior to importing your trees and shrubs from CAD into Revit, you'll need to export the project from CAD to the 3D Connection Cloud using our 3D Connection tool.

You can also export from Rhino or SketchUp, but your likely source here will be AutoCAD. All our plugins use our 3D Connection tool to send data to the 3D Connection Cloud, to be pulled down from any of our other plugins. More information on our 3D Connection tool

The Beta plugin can currently only import trees and shrubs.




2. After you've exported your trees and shrubs from CAD, open the Revit .rvt project file where you want to use them. Then use our Revit Projects tool to open the Land F/X project that includes the trees and shrubs you've exported from CAD.


Open the Properties panel and select the 3D View option from the top menu.

You'll only be able to import objects into Revit if you enable 3D View in this way.

Properties panel, 3D View option
3D view selected from the project browser

You can also select a 3D view from the project browser if one has been set up.


A 3D view selected in this way will open in a new tab.

Importing Trees and Shrubs Into a Revit Project

Open the Land F/X Import tool:


Planting F/X ribbon in Revit, Import button


Planting F/X ribbon, Import button




The Land F/X Import dialog box will open.


Land F/X Import dialog box showing thumbnail preview for a plant symbol

If your Revit file already contains plants, you'll see a message that This document contains other objects, do you want to remove them? (pictured below).


This document contains other objects, do you want to remove them? message


You can click Yes to remove the plants or No to keep them in the project.




If you've already assigned symbols to your plants, you'll see a thumbnail preview of each plant's symbol, as pictured above.


If you haven't assigned a symbol to one or more of your plants, their thumbnail preview areas will be blank.


To assign a symbol to a plant, click the thumbnail preview above the plant's name.

Land F/X Import dialog box without thumbnail previews for plant symbols




Land F/X Select Component dialog box, tree and shrub symbol family options

You'll have several options for symbol families to assign to your trees or shrubs. Here are a few examples of tree symbol families.




Click Import to import your trees and shrubs into Revit.

Land F/X Import dialog box, Import button




Land F/X Import dialog box showing thumbnail previews for plant symbols

The trees and shrubs you've exported from CAD to the 3D Connection Cloud will be imported into Revit.


These plants will retain the same placements as in your CAD drawing. Each plant will be assigned an elevation based on the surface in the current view.

Related Webinars

  • Intro to Planting F/X for Revit Plugin: As always, our goal with this plugin is to bring the planting design learning curve as low as possible. We cover installation, Planting F/X projects, the Plant Manager, plant placement as families or floors, group labels, Verify Labels, instant schedules, and rendering options with our default family library. (1 hr 12 min)
  • Revit for Planting Design: We focus on more tools and show how to tackle more complex workflows in Revit with Planting F/X. We go over customizing the defaults, implementing some labeling strategies, editing floor types, and working with multiple views. We also showcase some new tools and review our most recent development progress. (1 hr 3 min)
  • Importing Plans into Revit: If you're being asked to bring your design into Revit and you're a landscape architect or irrigation designer, this webinar is for you. We'll cover first steps, basic orientation of Revit, the pros and cons of certain strategies, importing the DWG linework either 2D or Civil 3D and making toposurfaces and floors, and first-step methods for importing your landscape and irrigation plans. (1 hr 5 min)


Issue: You saw the error message "A 3D View is Required to Import" when attempting to import your design into Revit


Issue: Revit Plants don’t show up in 3D View, but do show up in site view


Issue: Error: Your Land F/X Support ID does not match any on our server. Would you like to activate with a new one?


Issue: LandFX: Your license is invalid and this product has not been activated properly on this system


Issue: You are unable to see the Planting F/X for Revit plant library (trees and/or shrubs) while working in Revit


Issue: "Revit Error: The requested dockable pane has not been created yet" message when using one of our Revit plugins


Issue: "Error: The Currently Loaded Shared Parameter File is Not the LandFX-Shared-Parameters File" when using one of our Revit plugins


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Last modified on Tuesday, 02 May 2023 10:31

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