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Converted Revit data to Inventor to reduce delivery time by 30% and cost by 18%

Mechanical Engineering Case Studies
2D drafting for handrails

Project Overview

Client Profile
Manufacturer of Industrial Equipment
Revit layout for the seating arrangement of a football arena
2D manufacturing shop drawings and 3D models in Autodesk Inventor
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Business Needs

  • Autodesk Inventor specialists for a one-off turnkey project that needed creating shop drawings and models of handrails and balustrades for a football stadium with 60,000 seats
  • Converting Revit non-geometric BIM data to Inventor CAD files for derailed engineering
  • Create 2D manufacturing and installation drawings compliant with the Australian standards


  • Translating design data from Revit to Autodesk Inventor without data loss
  • Using non-conventional Revit to Inventor conversion process, because .SAT converts assemblies into a single solid
  • Tight delivery timelines for submitting the drawings and models
  • Need to meet daily deliverables to meet manufacturing needs the next day
  • Coordinating with multiple POCs at the client’s end and incorporating drawing inputs from all

Our Solutions & Approach

Inventor CAD models reduce 30% delivery times

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The client shared 3D Revit models of the football stadium as input files and initially, five engineers were dedicated to the project. This small project team acquired drawing requirements and manufacturing capabilities to create drawings as per need.

3D Revit Models of football stadium
3D Revit Models of Football Stadium
Manufacturing shop drawings for Balustrades
Manufacturing Drawings for Balustrades
  • A thorough study of models in Revit architectural design software was carried out and relevant details for balustrades and handrails were converted in Inventor
  • CAD engineers set initial 2D drafting and 3D modeling standards to be followed across the project
  • The project cycle was such that three processes of designing in Revit, CAD drafting in Inventor, and manufacturing processes were running simultaneously. Hence, the Inventor team needed to develop drawings and submit them on daily basis to keep the cycle running.
  • During modeling conversion, the team identified common parts that were used repetitively and developed a CAD library to save time during modeling later
  • Continuous feedback from the client helped the drafting team to include customer demands during the early drafting stages
  • Final 3D models and 2D manufacturing drawings were handed over to the client for minimum manufacturing waste
  • As the work influx increased, the project team grew by four times wherein existing team members provided training to the new ones

Business Impact

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