- [Narrator] It's fairly common for you to need…to access files created in other CAD formats…from time to time within your Revit projects.…Now, one of the best ways to do that is…to actually use the Link CAD feature.…So, with Link CAD we'll be able to reference…the external CAD file created in other programs…like AutoCAD or Microstation and that file will be linked…into Revit as an object.…If that original file changes, we'll be able…to refresh that link and capture those changes.…So, let's go ahead and walk through the process here.…So, it starts on the Insert tab with the Link CAD button.…
So, what I'm going to do here is select this file…called AutoCAD Floor plan, I'm going to single click on it.…You'll get a preview of it over here…and you get a series of options down at the bottom.…Now, there are several settings down at the bottom.…We can decide how we want the colors coming in…from the CAD file to be interpreted.…I like to invert those colors because AutoCAD is…on a black background and most…of it's colors are optimized for that and Revit's…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
Paul also shows advanced techniques for modeling stairs and complex walls, adding rooms, and creating schedules. Finally, discover how to annotate your drawing so all the components are perfectly understood, and learn how to output sheets to PDF and AutoCAD.
- Understanding BIM and the Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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