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Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit

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Shows AutoCAD drafters and designers how to migrate their CAD workflow to Revit.

This course shows AutoCAD drafters and designers how to migrate their CAD workflow to Autodesk Revit software. Author Paul F. Aubin details how to transfer your files and explains key distinctions between the packages. Along the way, learn how to customize the Revit settings for optimal control, get a basic handle on the modeling tools, and adjust yourself to the differences in visibility, plot style, object creation, and the user interface.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Basic Concepts
  • Understanding the differences between AutoCAD and Revit
  • Customizing Revit settings
2. Getting Comfortable with Revit
  • Looking at interface differences
  • Looking at interface similarities
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Understanding units and numerical input
  • Modeling basics
  • Customizing project browser organization
  • Organizing with categories vs. layers
  • Understanding families, groups, and blocks
  • Looking at plot styles, scale, and paper space
  • Using links instead of xrefs
3. Using AutoCAD Files in Revit
  • Using CAD files in Revit
  • Understanding linking vs. importing
  • Importing CAD files with Current View Only
  • Tracing CAD files
  • Creating hybrid projects with nested CAD files
  • Controlling imported line weights
  • Avoiding exploded CAD Files
  • Exporting from Revit to AutoCAD
4. Working with AutoCAD Architecture
  • Comparing AutoCAD Architecture and Revit
  • Exporting projects to AutoCAD to use in Revit
  • Using the IFC format
  • Next steps

Taught by

Paul F. Aubin

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