Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding exploded CAD Files, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit.
Coming from AutoCAD, you are no doubt familiar with the Explode command.…Explode is used frequently in AutoCAD to accomplish various goals.…When you import a CAD file into Revit, there's an option to explode the file.…Its results are similar to exploding the block in AutoCAD.…In general, this tool is typically avoided by most Revit users.…In this movie we'll discuss the tool and why it's typically avoided and under what rare…circumstances it would be considered acceptable.…So I'm in a file here called Explode, I'm looking at a floor plan that's been linked…in and the first thing you want to know about explode is that when you have a linked file you cannot explode it.…
So when I select this notice that the explode option is grayed out.…That right there is one of the reasons why a lot of CAD and BIM managers will actually…recommend using link CAD exclusively, because it eliminates the temptation to explode by…simply not having it would be available, but let's press on and scroll down here on the…Project Browser and locate under Drafting Views this Detail view.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- Comparing AutoCAD and Revit
- Customizing Revit settings
- Exploring the Revit interface
- Organizing with categories versus layers
- Understanding families and groups versus blocks
- Using links instead of Xrefs
- Tracing, nesting, and exploding CAD files
Skill Level Intermediate
Revit Architecture: Advanced Modelingwith Paul F. Aubin7h 16m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with Revit
3. Using AutoCAD Files in Revit
4. Working with AutoCAD Architecture
Using the IFC format7m 54s
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