Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling imported line weights, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit.
When you import a link a CAD file into Revit, Revit tries to interpret the lines and other…geometry coming in and display them in a meaningful way.…Since they are just lines they do not get converted to Revit categories, Revit simply…looks at the layers in the CAD file and determines how to display the graphics being imported.…In this movie we'll look at the process that Revit uses to do this and how we can manipulate that to get desirable results.…So, I am in a file here called Lineweights, and I'm in the Level 1 Floor Plan, and I've…got a CAD floor plan already linked in here.…
And what I'm going to do is just start to zoom in a little bit here, and as you can…see, this file has line weights displaying quite nicely on screen all the walls are in…a nice dark line weight and the doors and the other fixtures are a little bit lighter.…How did Revit know how to correctly interpret that information coming from CAD, particularly…when most CAD files actually use a combination of layers and colors to determine those line weights?…
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
Advanced Modeling in Revit Architecturewith Paul F. Aubin7h 17m 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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