How to get SANSCalc Desktop report into Revit

How to get SANSCalc Desktop report into Revit

A customer asked us to assist in how to get the SANSCalc Desktop reports into Revit.  If you are not familiar with SANSCalc – there are two versions, one desktop based called SANSCalc Desktop and another a cloud based solution called SANSCalc Online. What is great about SANSCalc is you can install a Revit Add on that exports information from your Revit drawing into a DB file that can be read by both SANSCalc products saving you time to duplicate information. You can learn more about SANSCalc products here : http://www.sanscalc.co.za/ and the Revit add on http://www.sanscalc.co.za/sanscalc-desktop-revit-add-in.htm

So the first step is to create your information in SANSCalc Desktop and then export the report to a Tiff file format. See below.

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Once you exported the report you can view the Tiff file in the Microsoft photo Viewer. See below.

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The Tiff file format report consists of 16 pages and if you insert the Tiff file into Revit only the first page will show. There are many ways to separate the 16 pages into single page tiff files. In this example we’ll visit the following site : http://www.coolutils.com/Online/TIFF-Splitter/ Here you can upload your Tif file( step 1) Extract all pages ( step 2) and download the separate files in a zipped file format. ( step 3)

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Unzip the Zip file to separate the Tiff files.

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You will notice that the file extensions of these files  have 4 characters. Rename the file extension so that is only has 3 characters equal to tif. ( removing the second ‘f’ )

Now in Revit open a sheet and go to the Insert Tab -> Insert Image. Browse to the folder containing the files and set the Files of Type at the bottom of the dialogue box to All Image Files.

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You’ll notice only the Tif file that you renamed will appear. Insert this file onto the Sheet.

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You can resize and move the image if required.

By |2017-05-24T12:12:40+00:00Nov 20th, 2015|

About the Author:

I’m an Architectural Technologist (B.Tech.Arch) that has experience on the technical side of IT especially PCs, Large Format printers and Autodesk software. I am working as an AEC Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. My role is focussing on support and training on software applications like Revit ( Arch,MEP and Str), Civil3D, AutoCAD, SANSCalc and Lumion.