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Revit: Migrating AutoCAD Standards

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Learn how to migrate your AutoCAD standards into your Revit projects quickly and effectively.

Architects around the world use Autodesk Revit—a leader in architectural modeling—for their designs. In this course, Shaun Bryant takes you through the various methods available in Revit that allow you to migrate your AutoCAD standards into your Revit projects. Learn how to set up your Revit project with AutoCAD standard settings, including linetypes, lineweights, and colors. Shaun also shows how to develop standard details from your AutoCAD detail drawings and set them up as drafting views in your Revit projects, so that you can reuse them for similar projects.


  • Migrating your AutoCAD standards
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • The new AutoCAD 2019 icon refresh
1. Why Migrate Your AutoCAD Standards into Revit?
  • Communicating your design intent from Revit to AutoCAD
  • Standards 101: From Revit to AutoCAD
2. AutoCAD Layers As Standards
  • Layer management with layer states
  • Layer naming philosophy
  • Layer colors
  • Layer linetypes
  • Layer lineweights
  • Using the BYLAYER settings
3. Bringing Your AutoCAD Layers into Revit
  • Importing a CAD file
  • Linking a CAD file
  • Querying CAD layers
  • Managing a linked CAD file
  • Using visibility and graphics overrides with CAD layers
  • Exploding a CAD file
4. Setting Up Your Layers to Industry Standards
  • Setting up standards for layers in AutoCAD
  • Naming and setting the layers to a known standard
  • Setting up an AutoCAD DWT file
  • Putting objects onto standard layers
  • Purging out layers that are not required
5. Using Additional Settings in Revit
  • Additional settings in Revit
  • Fill patterns
  • Line styles
  • Lineweights
  • Line patterns
  • Halftone/Underlay
  • Matching settings to AutoCAD standards
6. Creating Standard Details in Revit
  • Creating a new drafting view
  • Importing the CAD detail drawing
  • Exploding the CAD detail drawing
  • Converting the lines to Revit lines
  • Converting the text to Revit text
  • Tidying up the other annotation on the detail
7. Working with Imported Categories
  • Working with the Visibility/Graphics Overrides dialog box
  • Visibility
  • Projections and surfaces: Lines
  • Using object styles
  • Halftone
8. Annotation
  • Using Revit text to replicate your CAD text styles
  • Text families
  • Text fonts and sizes
  • Using text colors
  • Using text settings: Bold, italic, and underline
9. Working with Fill Patterns
  • Using Revit fill patterns to replicate your CAD hatch patterns
  • Editing fill patterns
  • Creating a new fill pattern
  • Duplicating a fill pattern
  • Next steps

Taught by

Shaun Bryant

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