Import a CAD File
- Click Insert tab Import panel (Import CAD).
- In the dialog, for Files of type, select the desired file type.
- Navigate to the folder that contains the file to import, and select the file. ...
- Specify options. ...
- Click Open.
Exporting 2D Axonometric View from Revit®
- Rotate your 3D view (or place camera) in the position you want to have your view in 2D.
- Place the view on the sheet (you can use empty sheet so you won't need to delete tables later) and keep the sheet view active.
- Go to “R”>Export>CAD Formats>DWG (you can use DXF as well).
Revit supports the import of ACIS objects contained in DWG, DXF, DGN, and SAT files. You can incorporate a Trimble® SketchUp® design into a Revit project to provide a starting point for the building model. You can import 3D geometry from supported file formats and applications.
What is a DWG file? DWG files are closely associated with CAD (computer-aided design) programs. Originally named as an abbreviation for the word drawing, it's a file that contains two and three-dimensional vector graphics. Typically, drafters, architects, and engineers use DWG files to develop design sketches.
There's no way to "convert" a CAD file directly to a Revit model. You can link in various CAD files (plans, sections, elevations, details, etc.) to a Revit project, but you'll just be using them as underlays. You'll have to rebuild the entire building from scratch if you want a native Revit project.
Solution: Autodesk provides a freeware viewer program called DWG TrueView. In addition to opening DWG files, the software can also be used for plotting, creating PDFs, and converting from one DWG format to another. DWG TrueView can also be used to open, view, and plot DXF files.
How can I view DWG files without AutoCAD? AutoCAD web app and AutoCAD mobile app allow you to use AutoCAD online and edit, create, and view CAD drawings and DWG files in the web browser. Autodesk Viewer is a free online viewer that works with over many file types, including DWG.
1. Open your CAD details and change them to 0 layers then delete the Hatch pattern in the CAD file. Clean up your CAD file before importing into Revit (By this we can get single line type in Revit). 2.
Both AutoCAD and Revit are used to create 2D drawings such as floor plans, elevations, details, etc.
While AutoCAD is a general drawing tool with broad application, Revit is a design and documentation solution, supporting all phases and disciplines involved in a building project. Revit is used to coordinate all data inputs (including CAD) and produce federated project deliverables.
Autodesk Revit uses the RVT extension to store its files. The files cover all the elements and construction information of the model database.
What is the difference between “link CAD files” and “import CAD files” in Revit? Linked files retain the reference to the external files and will update when the Revit model is reopened or the linked file is reloaded. Imported files become a part of the Revit model and lose any connection to the source.
From the Type Selector, select Detail View: Detail. On the Options Bar, select an appropriate detail scale. To reference another detail or drafting view, on the Reference panel, select Reference Other View, and select a view from the drop-down list.
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.
Converting DWG™ files to PDF
Before opening your DWG files in Revu, you will need to convert your files to PDF. If you have CAD software installed on your computer and are using Revu CAD/eXtreme, then creating a PDF via the Bluebeam plugin will allow you to open your desired files in Revu.
DWG files are more compact than DXF files and can also store a greater variety of files. DWG files use binary code — that is, a computer processing language made of zeroes and ones. DXF files use text-based coding (ASCII). Binary code is more compact, so DWG files tend to be about 25% smaller than DXF.
In just a few steps on your desktop, Adobe Acrobat allows you to quickly and easily convert your DWG file to a PDF. Here's how it's done: In Acrobat, select Tools, then Create PDF. Select Single File, then Select a File from the options menu.