Conceptual Mass & Mass Floors - error

I’ve been trying a method to create a conceptual mass that I found both on this forum and on Youtube, but I receive an error in the GH definition:

"1. Type ‘podium mass : podium mass’ is a work plane-based type.
Consider use ‘Add Component (Work Plane)’ component."

In all of the tutorials I’ve found, this error doesn’t occur. Can anyone tell me why this is happening? Is there a new way that this node functions or something? The most recent tutorial I’ve found is from 2022.

Additionally, if I try to bring the geometry into a conceptual mass family using the “Form” node, the family is just empty.

Lastly, just a generic question … is there any way to model geometry in Rhino and bring it into Revit as a mass to which mass floors and wall by face can be applied? I always get the error about the family only containing meshes which can’t be used for mass floors, etc.

Hi Eikejmaas,

What version or Rhino & Revit are you referring to?

When creating a family there is an option to determine Work-Plane based or not in the template

Rhino.Inside.Revit needs to conform to the Revit API tolerances for Geometry, if the Geometry can not be imported as native Revit geometry it will fall back to less desired import methods (mesh), which wouldn’t be eligible for the ‘Floors from Mass’ Revit UI function.

If you are having issues with particular imports not showing up feel free to post the Geometry and we can take a look.

Japhy, thank you for the very quick reply.

Let me give a try with the workplane-based checkbox turned off in the template file - I didn’t even realize that was defaulted in the template.

And then I’ll check the rhino geometry to make sure it’s clean.

Japhy, how do I modify the Mass template file to turn off workplane-based checkbox so that rhino.inside allows me to use the component by location node instead of the component by workplane node?

You would open the Template, make the change and then do a save as .rft (revit template file) in the appropriate directory.

Also note a good way to troubleshoot problem geometry is to push it into Revit via direct shape, it will highlight via GH preview in Orange the points or edges that are problematic, granted a little hard to see in this quick example.