Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing CAD files with Current View Only, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit.
There are many settings available when you import CAD files into Revit.…Some of them are self-explanatory, things like layers and colors, and we've talked about…some of those in a previous movie. Some are less so, like the Current View Only setting.…Current View Only is used to determine whether or not the CAD data coming in should be interpreted…as two-dimensional or three-dimensional.…Now, I know the name doesn't really say that, but that's essentially what it's doing.…Consider that when you create geometry in Revit that all of the objects already know…what kind of object they are.…So, an object like a wall, door, or window knows that it's part of the model and therefore…it shows in all views. Things like text, and dimensions, and notes, and drafted entities…know that they're two-dimensional and they show in the Current View.…
But when you're bringing CAD data in, it doesn't know how it should interpret that, and that's…why the setting is called Current View Only.…So, let's go over here to the Insert tab, and I'm going to choose Link CAD, and let's…
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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