In this exclusive Revit tutorial, you will get some useful tips to import DWG or AutoCAD files into Revit. You will be able to convert any AutoCAD project, 2d plans into a 3D model into Revit.
Initially, you will learn how to set up the file in CAD prior to put it on Revit to get rid of any trouble with the file for working with it. Then you will learn the proper procedure to import as well as how to perform all the setups, place it and lock in exact location.
Then, you will be guided to setting all visibility graphic and how to set up entire view to view your floor plan in AutoCAD properly as well as how to apply this plan efficiently to model your revit file.
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How to prepare your DWG file :
1. Open the file in AutoCAD.
2. Verify xrefs (externally referenced DWG files). If some exist, connect them to the drawing, with the Insert option to get rid of excess layers.
3. Run SETBYLAYER to eliminate any color, linetype, or lineweight overrides from objects.
4. Run PURGE to eliminate any leftover layers, linetypes, blocks, and styles.
5. Freeze any unnecessary layers.
6. Apply SAVEAS to save a copy of the file in your “CAD Links” folder (or wherever your standard linked file location is).
To learn the complete method for importing CAD files to Revit, go through the following tutorial.
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