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Revit: Advanced Techniques for Importing CAD Drawings

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Overview

Learn how to work with AutoCAD drawings that are imported or linked into Autodesk Revit Architecture, and generate models from those CAD drawings.

Autodesk Revit Architecture is an industry-leading software for 3D architectural conceptual modeling and BIM drafting and scheduling. In this course, Shaun Bryant takes you through how to work with AutoCAD drawings that are imported or linked into Revit Architecture, using the standards and settings that come through from AutoCAD into Revit. To help you grasp the advanced techniques covered in this course, Shaun starts with a blank Revit project, and demonstrates how to import and link a CAD drawing, and use the CAD data to begin developing your Revit model. Throughout the course, he shares tips and tricks for working with the dialog boxes that you use to link your CAD drawings.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Importing and Linking a CAD Drawing into Revit
  • Importing a CAD drawing into Revit
  • Linking a CAD drawing into Revit
  • Using the Manage Links dialog box
2. Importing a CAD File into Revit
  • Setting up colors
  • Working with layers and levels for import
  • Setting the import units for the CAD drawing
  • Using the Correct Lines setting
  • Positioning the CAD drawing upon import
  • Placing the CAD drawing in the model
  • Orienting the CAD drawing to the Revit view
3. Linking a CAD File into Revit
  • Setting up colors
  • Working with layers and levels for import
  • Setting the import units for the CAD drawing
  • Using the Correct Lines setting
  • Positioning the CAD drawing upon import
  • Placing the CAD drawing in the model
  • Orienting the CAD drawing to the Revit view
4. Working with Import Instances in Revit
  • Selecting the imported or linked CAD drawing
  • The Import Instance panel
  • Deleting layers in the imported or linked CAD file
  • Querying instances in the imported or linked CAD file
  • Hiding and unhiding the imported or linked CAD file
5. Setting Up Datum Elements from the CAD File
  • Setting up structural grid lines from the CAD drawing
  • Creating levels from the CAD drawing
  • Adding structural columns using the CAD drawing
  • Adding walls using the CAD drawing
  • Adding hosted elements using the CAD drawing
6. Reloading a Linked CAD File to Check Changes
  • Making changes to the linked CAD drawing in AutoCAD
  • Making the linked CAD file visible in the Revit model
  • Checking for changes in the linked CAD drawing
  • Updating the Revit model in line with changes in the linked CAD drawing
7. Managing the Imported or Linked CAD Drawing
  • The Manage Links dialog box and CAD Formats tab
  • The status of the linked CAD drawing
  • Saving the position of the CAD drawing
  • Working with the saved path of the CAD drawing
  • Unloading and reloading the CAD drawing
8. Properties of the CAD Drawing
  • Using the Type Selector
  • Using the Edit Type command
  • Changing the base offset of the CAD drawing
  • Overriding graphics in view for the CAD drawing
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Shaun Bryant

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