Revit to Twinmotion Compatibility Guide

February 9, 2024 Shlomo Okoye

Issues:

Are you confused about the different versions of Revit and Twinmotion and their interoperability, or are you experiencing the “Twinmotion is not installed” error when trying to export a Revit view to Twinmotion, then this post sheds some light on the Revit to Twinmotion versions compatibility.

Causes:

The Unreal Datasmith exporter for Revit is an add-in that allows you to export a Revit scene into Twinmotion, establishing a direct Link functionality that enables you to synchronize your model updates/changes into Twinmotion with a single click.

When an installed version of this add-in is not supported by either one of the installed version of Revit or Twinmotion, you may not be able to establish a direct workflow between the two software.

Solution:

First thing to note is that the version of Unreal Datasmith plugin installed is what determines the compatibility between versions of Revit and Twinmotion.

To establish a connection, the Datasmith Exporter must be supported by both the Revit and Twinmotion version in use.

Find below a table of Datasmith Exporter versions and the compatible Revit and Twinmotion software versions:

Datasmith Version (Windows)

Compatible Revit Versions

Supported Twinmotion

Datasmith Exporter - UE 5.2.1

Revit 2018.3 - 2024

Twinmotion 2023.1 - 2023.2

Datasmith Exporter - UE 5.1.1

Revit 2018.3 - 2024

Twinmotion 2023.1 - 2023.2

Datasmith Exporter - UE 5.0.3

Revit 2018.3 - 2023

Twinmotion 2021.1.4 - 2022.2.3​

Datasmith Exporter - UE 4.27.2

Revit 2018.3 - 2022

Twinmotion 2021.1.4​

Datasmith Exporter plugin for Twinmotion 2021.1 (no Direct Link functionality)

Revit 2018.3 - 2021

Twinmotion 2021.1

Twinmotion Direct Link plugin for Twinmotion 2020.1 - 2021.1

Revit 2017 - 2021

Twinmotion 2020.1 - 2021.1

Twinmotion Direct Link plugin for Twinmotion 2020.1

Revit 2017 - 2020

Twinmotion 2020.1

Twinmotion Direct Link plugin for Twinmotion 2019

Revit 2017 - 2020

Twinmotion 2019

Check below to see what version of Twinmotion you can export your Revit views into:

Revit version

Twinmotion 2023.1 – 2023.2

Twinmotion 2022.1 – 2022.2

Twinmotion 2021.1.4

Revit 2024

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Unsupported

Unsupported

Revit 2023

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Revit 2022

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Revit 2021

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Revit 2020

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Revit 2019

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Revit 2018.3

Supported

(via UE 5.2.1)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Supported

(via UE 5.0.3)

Revit 2017 - 2018.2

Unsupported

Unsupported

Supported

(Via Twinmotion Direct Link plugin for Twinmotion 2020.1)

Get all versions of the Datasmith exporter for Revit here

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