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 Tim Meador on July 16, 2012 at 2:44pm

I just posted a small update that fixes the Reference Point component.  Download the file from here:

Comment by first1 on July 13, 2012 at 12:01am

Thanks Sharif, Thanks Tim. It worked .

Comment by Sharif Rahimian on July 12, 2012 at 11:19am

Hi First1;

It works for me both on Rhino 4 and Rhino 5.0 WIP. Did you follow my last comment? Make sure that excel file also has write permission for the user.



Comment by first1 on July 12, 2012 at 12:36am

Hi Sharif,

I found that components can be worked in rhino 4 , but when i  path excel files,there is no data collected in Excel File from GH.Do you know why?

Comment by Sharif Rahimian on July 12, 2012 at 12:20am


Well, after trying different things, finally I found out that Unblocking really didn’t unblock the file, unless you change the permission on  security tab for each file to full access for the user. Here what You need to do for all downloaded files including example files:

  1. Close Rhino and Grasshopper
  2. Right click on each file and select Property
  3. Before unblocking the file, go to the security tab and select the Users Group from top portion
  4. check the permissions for this group at bottom portion, if the permission is read only, then click on edit button and change the permission to full control
  5. Go to general tab and click on Unblock button, then press OK.
  6. Run rhino and grasshopper and open the example file and you should not have any error.


Comment by Sharif Rahimian on July 11, 2012 at 10:57am

Hi Tim;

I have the same problem, no data collected in Excel File from GH. I am using Excel 2010.



Comment by first1 on July 10, 2012 at 11:35pm


Tim Meador, I install the plugin in accordance with the method of document, but why it didn't work? Please give me your hand,THX.


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