In this video, Shaun Bryant discusses why you communicate your design intent from Revit to AutoCAD.
- [Instructor] So why would you want to migrate your AutoCAD standards into Revit? Well, at the moment you can see that we've got a Revit project open. That's a Revit, RVT file, and it's called officereceptionarea.rvt. You can see that at the top of the screen there in the title bar, and you can see that we're in the 3D southeast isometric view. Now obviously, you can see there that we've got a nice Revit model. We've got doors, windows, columns, and walls, and so on.
If I go to the zero, zero ground floor plan, which is already open here in the tabs in Revit 2019. You can see there that we've got grids, and you can see everything's marked out nice and neatly. Now this is the sort of drawing that you might link into a Revit project. This is a ground floor plan in a Revit model. But you can see how that 2D drawing can be brought into Revit to create a model like this. And the whole idea is, is that you work from the flat 2D linked drawing in Revit, and obviously add your walls, your doors, your windows, using the 2D AutoCAD drawing as a guide.
But the benefit is that all the standards that were in that 2D AutoCAD drawing can be brought into Revit as well. And that's what we're going to work through in this particular course. Now, one of the benefits is, is if you work the other way around, and you take something out of Revit into AutoCAD, that's actually a lot easier to do. Because what you can do is you can go up to file here in Revit, and you can hover over X4, and as you'll notice there, CAD formats. So I can go straight out to a DWG.
If I click on DWG there, you can see that I can export this out to a DWG file format if I want to. So I can take an isometric view out like that. I'll just cancel that. Maybe I'll go to the ground floor plan. And that's more of the sort of thing that you might export out AutoCAD. So the benefit of Revit is that you can export out to AutoCAD. So I can export out this plan. So I'll just go file, hover over export, go up to CAD formats, and select a DWG, and that goes out as a DWG file, with all of the layers, the grids, et cetera.
The lines, the doors, the windows, and so on. And all of that will come through into an AutoCAD DWG file. The issue we have is getting that kind of information into Revit. It's all well and good linking a drawing to Revit, but you wanna link everything including the standards. You wanna transfer the standards that you're using into your Revit project as well. That's what we're gonna look at. So I'm just gonna cancel that export, there. Which of a sense is very easy going the other way, from Revit back to AutoCAD, but we want to go from AutoCAD into Revit.
And that's where we've gotta start thinking more sensibly about our standards, how our layers work, our line types, our fills, our hatches. All that kinda thing has to be considered when you're standardizing from AutoCAD into Revit.
- Communicating your design intent from Revit to AutoCAD
- AutoCAD layers as standards
- Bringing your AutoCAD layers into Revit
- Importing and linking a CAD file
- Managing a linked CAD file
- Setting up standards for layers in AutoCAD
- Line styles, weights, and patterns
- Creating standard details in Revit
- Using text colors and settings
- Creating and duplicating fill patterns