This guide covers how to import into Revit the GeoTIFF, contours DXF and point cloud files exported from DroneDeploy. Additionally, we will cover how to overlay the DXF file on top of the GeoTIFF resulting in a bold, data-rich display to share with your stakeholders.
Export Data from DroneDeploy
Select the map you wish to export from the DroneDeploy dashboard and follow the steps described in our Exporting Your Data guide for a full walkthrough the export process.
For this guide, we have downloaded the elevation GeoTIFF, the contours DXF file, and the point cloud LAS.
Importing data into Revit
Once you have your data saved to your computer and extracted the data from the zipped files, proceed to open Revit.
The first step is to create a new project, to do so, click on New under the Projects section to create a new project template:
Import the DXF Contour File:
To select and open the DXF file go on the Insert tab and click on the Import CAD option. Make sure to select the correct Import Units and the Positioning. In this case, we will leave it with the default values (Auto-Detect). Click Open to confirm
Import the TIFF File:
Now that the DXF file has been opened, we can continue importing the GeoTIFF file. To do so, go to the Insert tab, and select the Image option within the Import section:
This is how your overlaid map should look like in Revit:
If you would like to save this drawing as a DWG file format you can go to File > Save As > Drawing.
View the Point Cloud file:
AutoCAD is compatible with RCP (.rcp) or RCS (.rcs) point cloud formats. To learn how to convert the LAS file exported from DroneDeploy to RCP using Autodesk Recap, please visit our guide Importing Point Cloud into Recap.
Once you have the RCP file, within Revit go to the Insert tab and click the Point Cloud button located in the Link section: