Also, remember that you can save all related material resources if you go via 3dsMax.
There have been many posts about how you can control Sketchup materials in Revit using Object Styles. However, this relies on the existence of different layers for each distinct material in the original file. If you have an SKP file and would like to create the layers you need (without using Sketchup itself), you can use this method:
- Import Sketchup SKP file in to 3ds Max Design
- Export as FBX file
- Use Import command in AutoCAD, choose the FBX file - choose to have a layer for each material (Assign Objects to Layers - By Material)
- For some reason, I had to untick the Block option - otherwise the file would not import at all.
- Save the DWG file
- Import to Revit - you now have granular control over each Material / Layer combination through Object Styles...
If you have an alternative way of doing this, feel free to comment.