Exploring the Integration of Rhino.Inside.Revit: A New Level of Interactivity between Rhino, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Revit

November 01, 2023 2 min read

Exploring the Integration of Rhino.Inside.Revit: A New Level of Interactivity between Rhino, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Revit

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Exploring the Integration of Rhino.Inside.Revit: A New Level of Interactivity between Rhino, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Revit

Rhino.Inside.Revit, a groundbreaking technology, brings the power of Rhino and Grasshopper into the Autodesk Revit® environment. The integration of these powerful design tools opens up new possibilities for architects, engineers, and designers to streamline their workflows and bring their designs to life with unprecedented precision and efficiency.

What is Rhino.Inside.Revit?

Rhino.Inside is a new technology that embeds Rhino into other 64-bit Windows applications. Rhino.Inside.Revit is an application of this technology specifically designed for Autodesk Revit, one of the most widely used Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications in the architecture and construction industry.

Rhino.Inside.Revit allows Rhino and Grasshopper to run within the Revit interface, bringing the vast capabilities of Rhino's freeform modeling and Grasshopper's algorithmic design into the BIM environment. The integration provides a platform for a more streamlined, efficient workflow, eliminating the need to jump between applications and enabling more seamless collaboration across disciplines.

The Power of Grasshopper in Revit

Grasshopper, a graphical algorithm editor included with Rhino, is known for its flexibility in design exploration. By integrating it with Revit, Grasshopper brings a new collection of components that interact with Revit directly, allowing for an even more fluid and dynamic design process.

In addition to these new components, Grasshopper also provides access to the APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) of both Rhino and Revit. This provides an avenue for users to develop custom scripts and tools that can automate tasks, manipulate data, and create novel solutions to complex design challenges.

Unlocking New Opportunities with Rhino.Inside.Revit

The integration of Rhino.Inside.Revit offers numerous benefits for architectural design and drafting. With Rhino's advanced modeling capabilities, users can create complex, freeform geometries that are difficult to achieve in Revit alone. Moreover, Grasshopper's parametric design capabilities allow users to create more complex, responsive designs and automate repetitive tasks, saving time and effort.

Furthermore, the integration facilitates better collaboration between teams using different software. Designs can be shared and edited across platforms without the need for file conversion or risk of data loss. This ensures smoother communication and more efficient collaboration, especially in large, multidisciplinary teams.

Enhance Your Workflow with Compatible Products

While Rhino.Inside.Revit provides a powerful platform for design and collaboration, it can be further enhanced with compatible products. For instance, Enscape can be used for real-time rendering and virtual reality, allowing you to explore your Revit models in a more immersive way. Similarly, Luxion KeyShot can help produce stunning visualizations from your Rhino models.

For those looking to extend their parametric design capabilities, the xNURBS plugin for Rhino provides a powerful, easy-to-use NURBS modeling tool.

For advanced landscape design, Asuni's Lands Design plugin for Rhino can be a great addition, enabling the design of green spaces and planning urban areas.


The integration of Rhino.Inside.Revit brings a new level of interactivity between Rhino, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Revit, enabling more efficient workflows and opening new possibilities for design and collaboration. It represents a step forward in the convergence of CAD and BIM technologies in the architectural design and construction industry.

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