Friday, February 15, 2013

Revit 2013 gbXML Export to Ecotect Problem

I have tried to export gbXML file fro Revit and open it in Ecotect, DDS-CAD Viewer and I received errors saying that it cannot be opened. Here is the error that I have received in Ecotect:

"Warning: IFC support is only at beta stage in this release. Whilst detailed geometry should import, ifcSpace data and complex curves may not transform correctly."

Since Ecotect reads UTF-8 and  Revit 2013 exports in UTF-16 format, Ecotect throws this exeption about icf.

How to solve this problem: Open your xml file with Notepad. In the file menu, Encoding change it to UTF-8 and then save your file. The following image shows this process.

Hope it works for you too.


  1. Hey!
    This seems easy however, my Notepad doesn't have the option of converting. do you have any other ideas how i could solve the problem. cheers

  2. Did you try NotPad++? It is free to download.

  3. Hey,
    thanks! I've just downloaded it! And it works! Thank you very much!

  4. Oh... You saved my life... thanx a lot...