algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Hummingbird is a set of Grasshopper components that facilitate the creation of Revit native geometry. This process exports basic geometric properties and parameter data to CSV text files which is used to describe many aspects of the Revit BIM geometry. In Revit this data is easily imported using the Whitefeet Modelbuilder tool (included).

Translating Rhino primative geometry to Revit has been vastly simplified without the need for linking or reference objects. This allows for the downstream Revit model to be modified and adapted for the project duration.


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Exportin Data with HummingBird

Hello There,Is ti possible to export data to Revit through HummingBird.I have this panels in GH that are all taged with a color code. I need this to be exported to Revit in order to create a…Continue

Started by Claudio Jan 7, 2016.

Item ID in HummingBird CSV viewer

Hi every one,I've noticed that HmmingBird CSV files view it with the CSV viewer, sometimes shows  Item ID's and sometimes does not. Is this an bug or is something I'm doing right. I'm creating panels…Continue

Started by Claudio Jan 7, 2016.

doors import problem 2 Replies

I just can't import doors into Revit 2015. I have ~700 doors that I want to add to Revit walls. Walls imported fine, but when importing doors, it just creates nothing. I have tried latest December…Continue

Started by Atis Sedlenieks. Last reply by Atis Sedlenieks Jan 7, 2016.

Units in Rhino vs Revit Through Hummingbird 2 Replies

Hi guys,Just arrived  into Hummingbird, I'm exporting from rhino trhough GH a series of 3points adaptive components structured into a tree structure.Everything seams to work fine but, the units are…Continue

Started by Claudio. Last reply by Claudio Jan 7, 2016.

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Comment by Armando Montejano on July 17, 2012 at 12:01pm

Hello Mario,

No phantom session in the Task Manager, and I do not see any right tab in Excel.

The only thing that I'm thinking could be interrupting the process is that I use to work my spreadsheets with libreoffice a version of openoffice. I installed Microsoft Office 2010 in order to work with Hummingbird plug in, maybe something is interfering but I'm not sure.

Comment by Mario Guttman on July 17, 2012 at 11:02am

Armando, Check in the Task Manager that there are no phantom sessions of Excel running.  Per Tim's comment, start Excel with the Excel file open before running Rhino-GH.  By the way, are you looking at the right tab in Excel?

Comment by Armando Montejano on July 17, 2012 at 10:36am

By the way, nice example first1

Comment by Armando Montejano on July 17, 2012 at 10:34am

Hi Tim, same result if the excel file is open prior to define the path, or opened after, the only difference is the behavior of the Windows task bar, in the first case, when the xlsx file is opened before establish the path, the open xlsx file blinks on the task bar. In the second case, defining the path without have the excel file opened, the windows task bar appears and then hides again.

Another test I tried is run Rhino under Administrator mode, in this case something interesting happens, when the xlsx file is opened before establish the path, after define the path, an excel window pups up saying that the file is all ready open, with the option to open it in Read Mode, but in any case same result, no Data in the excel file.

Thanks in advance

Comment by Tim Meador on July 16, 2012 at 11:27pm

first1, Nice examples! thanks for posting.

Comment by Tim Meador on July 16, 2012 at 11:26pm

Armando, is the excel file open prior to recalculating the grasshopper component?  if the excel file is not open it will flash in excel for a second and then close.

Comment by Armando Montejano on July 16, 2012 at 9:25pm


Everything seems to work good, except for the data in Excel, all the files have "full control" permits, and are unblocked, actually when I connect the path, if I have open the excel file, it blinks in the task bar, so there are some recognition of activity between GH and Excel but no data.

Comment by first1 on July 16, 2012 at 7:08pm



Comment by Mario Guttman on July 16, 2012 at 5:57pm

Armondo: Can you be a little more specific.  Is the Grasshopper component working? Are you getting a messgage from the "out" connection? Mario

Comment by Armando Montejano on July 16, 2012 at 4:19pm


Have the same problem,  no data collected in Excel, re download everything, check permissions, all are set to full control, and unlock each file. Nothing. Any other idea?

Windows 7

Rhino 4 SR9


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