Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit

with Paul F. Aubin
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Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit
Video duration: 0s 2h 18m Intermediate


This course shows AutoCAD drafters and designers how to migrate their CAD workflow to Autodesk Revit software. Author Paul F. Aubin details how to transfer your files and explains key distinctions between the packages. Along the way, learn how to customize the Revit settings for optimal control, get a basic handle on the modeling tools, and adjust yourself to the differences in visibility, plot style, object creation, and the user interface.

Topics include:
  • 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
AutoCAD Revit


- [Voiceover] Hi. My name is Paul F. Aubin, and I'd like to welcome you to Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit. This course is designed to help you, the seasoned AutoCAD user make a smooth migration to the Revit software and workflow. I'll start by presenting an overview of the fundamental differences in the AutoCAD and Revit workflows. Next, I'll show you how to configure Revit's overall program options and break down the differences and similarities in the user interface of both programs. Addressing many core AutoCAD features, such as layers, Xrefs and the command line, we'll discuss how each of these has a counterpart or an alternative in the Revit workflow.

I'll show you how you can import AutoCAD drawings into Revit and even export Revit project views back out to AutoCAD drawings. So if you're ready to begin seeing what benefits await you in your transition to Revit, you've come to the right place. Let's get started.

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