Quick Answer: How do I use CAD in Revit?

Can you import DWG into Revit?

Select the “Import DWG” icon on the ribbon. A window will open allowing you to browse for your chosen DWG file. Select the file and adjust the import settings at the bottom of the window. You will be able to match the DWG’s origin with the Revit origin, as well as modify the import colors of the Revit file.

How do I convert CAD details to Revit?

Import a Drafting View From Another CAD Program

  1. Click View tab Create panel (Drafting View).
  2. Enter a name and appropriate scale for the new drafting view.
  3. Click Insert tab Import panel (Import CAD).
  4. Select the detail and CAD format.
  5. Select the Current View Only option if you are in a detail view.

Can you edit a DWG file in Revit?

It is possible to import a DWG file into Revit and then “explode” it there and make changes. You could than “Export” the file back to DWG. So it is technically possible to “edit” a DWG but it is a bit more involved than opening, changing, and saving.

How do you explode a DWG in Revit?

You can explode imported DWG 3D solid (not Polymesh) geometry in the Family Editor environment.

  1. Select the import symbol.
  2. Click Modify | Imports in Families tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode). The 3D solids are now preserved as free form elements.
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Where are Revit imported CAD files?

Start Ideate Explorer. Expand the list underneath the CAD Imports or CAD Links category. Select the checkbox next to an individual CAD Import or CAD Link and right-click to select Show Elements. Ideate Explorer will attempt to find a View where the CAD file is visible.

Why is my linked CAD not showing in Revit?

Causes: The CAD file has values much higher than the 20 mile limit for geometry from internal origin that was applied for Revit. The values themselves are not a problem but the CAD file has reference blocks that refer to 0,0,0 which is the cause of not displaying the CAD link.

Exploding a CAD file inside Revit is not a good idea. The problem is that Revit will change all layers into a Linestyle. That means if you have a large CAD file with many layers, you will have loads of dumb, useless linestyles. Exploding CAD: A lot of useless Line Styles are created.

What is IFC file in Revit?

The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) file format is maintained by buildingSMART®. IFC provides an interoperability solution between different software applications. The format establishes international standards to import and export building objects and their properties.

How do you explode a DWG file in AutoCAD?

To Explode an Object

  1. Click Home tab Modify panel Explode. Find.
  2. Select the objects to be exploded. For most objects, exploding has no visible effect.
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