I’m trying to set up a direct link connection from Revit to UE4 4.27.2. I have the Datasmith plugins installed, but in Revit, when I go to the connections tab, all I see is no connection found. How do I set up UE4 to connect to Revit? I can’t seem to find any documentation, other than connecting Revit to Twinmotion. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi DMHokie !
You will find our documentation to setup Datasmith Runtime at the following doc page : Using Datasmith at Runtime | Unreal Engine Documentation
You can also create a new project and use the Collaborative Viewer AEC template (which has an example of Datasmith Runtime UI) and follow this howto Using Datasmith Direct Link in Unreal Engine | Unreal Engine Documentation
Note that Direct Link is currently Runtime only as of 4.27.
The upcoming UE5.0 release of the engine will introduce Direct Link in Editor.
But it is possible to use Datasmith Directlink in 4.26 Editor
why in 4.27 there is no way to do so
Direct Link in editor is a feature that is yet to be released, you must be talking about Play in Editor (which is runtime in editor instead of a packaged project).
Both 4.26 and 4.27 do not have Direct Link in Editor, only Runtime.