Best Practices when importing DWG info into Revit

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Best Practices when importing DWG info into Revit

Postby Toby Maple » 29 May 2007, 14:01

I often get support request involving DWG imports & exports from Revit. Please see Autodesk's page on DWG and Revit.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps ... 099&qt=dwg

    The most important point is the Hatch Patterns (don't have any, if you can avoid it. or don't select that layer when importing into Revit)

    Don't have any data at 0,0 if your dwg has most of the building or site data a long way away from 0,0.

    Only import the data you need.

    If your file has any X-ref's make sure they are "bound" and the file saved before importing. Combine multiple DWG's into one file.

    I always use link, instead of import (much greater control of the dwg) and alway select current view only. if in a workset file, import into a workset that is not visible in all views.

Please see the PDF's i created for the AEC Tech Day and the Autodesk created one with some screen shots i've added.

Hope this helps.
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Postby Wesley » 29 May 2007, 15:30

Also:
    - throw away any dwgs that you have finished with (don't leave junk in your file)
    - avoid exploding dwgs if at all possible
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Postby Toby Maple » 05 Jun 2007, 18:44

Here is the link to Autodesk site about Revit and DWG.

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps ... 099&qt=dwg
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Postby Tony G » 13 Jul 2007, 10:15

Hi Toby

For some reason the PDF download is not there.

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Postby Justin » 25 Oct 2007, 19:30

Sometimes you just have to work with DWG files...here's my thoughts

http://www.revitup.co.za/_mgxroot/page_10780.html

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Postby Toby Maple » 09 Nov 2007, 11:15

Here is what can go wrong if you have a dwg with data along way away from 0,0 and don't set it up right.

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