Files created in AutoCAD and other CAD software can be incorporated into a Revit project for reference and other coordination efforts using the Link CAD tool.
- [Narrator] Even though you're working in Revit,…it's pretty common for you to need to access data…that was created outside of Revit and other CAD files.…So, in this video, let's assume that I have a civil engineer…that's working in AutoCAD and has sent me a DWG file…of the site plan information,…and I need to incorporate that information…into my Revit project.…So, I'm going to switch views.…I'll come over here on the project browser…and go to my site plan view,…and you could see that it comes in at a much smaller scale.…And I want to give myself a little bit of room to work.…So, I'll just put my mouse kind of in the middle…of the screen here and roll down a couple…of clicks to zoom out.…
So, to bring in a file created in another CAD program,…we go to the insert tab and we have two options.…We have link CAD here and we have import CAD here.…Now, generally speaking, link CAD is considered…the better choice.…And one of the major advantages…of link CAD is that if the file…that I'm linking gets updated,…I can simply reload that link…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Customizing schedule views
- Calculating distances with the Path of Travel tool
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Working with sheets
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Revit 2019: Interior Design Project Techniqueswith Chanté Bright3h 11m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Building a Model
3. Working with Views
4. Creating Documentation
5. Collaborating with Others
6. Creating Output
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