Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of AutoCAD: Working with Drawings Exported From Revit.
- [Instructor] When you're using the exercise files for this particular course, you can download them from the website. All you've got to do is log in, download and save to a known location. Such as your hard drive, your server or even a portable hard drive if that's your preferred method of storage. Now that's all well and good, but you must be aware of some of the specifics around these particular exercise files. This particular course is using the latest versions of Revit and AutoCAD.
So we're using Revit 2018, and we're also using AutoCAD 2018. Now whilst the AutoCAD DWG files are backwards compatible to older versions of AutoCAD, in fact they're saved back to AutoCAD 2013. So all of those older versions of AutoCAD can read the DWG files really, really easily. The Revit 2018 files are a different animal though. You'll notice that we're in Revit on the screen at the moment.
That's Revit 2018. And you can see at the top of the screen there, we're in office_receptionarea.rvt. The RVT file is the default file format for Revit. It's a project file. Now be aware that these are all Revit 2018 RVT files. So they can only be read by Revit 2018. So you must be using Revit 2018 in order to read the files that you download, the exercise files.
Now as we work through the course, I will make sure that you're using the appropriate Revit file, the RVT file and the appropriate AutoCAD file, the DWG file format. But just be aware that you must be using the latest versions of the software, Revit 2018 and AutoCAD 2018. And obviously download those files, use them to follow along with the videos, and just listen in and listen out for me telling you which file to use for which particular video, as we work through the course, learning how to use AutoCAD when we're working with drawings exported from Revit.
- Exporting a CAD drawing from Revit
- Working with Revit CAD layers
- Working with exported XREF data
- Using coordinates
- Setting up text styles
- Editing title blocks
- Saving and plotting the final CAD drawing