In this video, Shaun Bryant shows how to optimize your CAD drawing layers.
- [Instructor] So we're staying in…our 02_OFFICE_ReceptionArea drawing,…and as you can see I'm in the models space there,…and in the previous video, we talked about…layer naming philosophies, and making sure…that you adhere to one.…So it might be a CAD standard,…a project standard, or an internal company standard.…The other thing you want to do,…is before you take any CAD file into Revit itself,…you want to optimize the layers that you have…in your AutoCAD drawing.…
So again we're gonna go to the home tab on the ribbon,…and we're gonna open up our…Layer Properties manager, in the Layers Panel there.…Now, when you scroll down the names…of all the layers we've got here,…you can see that there's lots of different names.…And some of them have very similar prefixes.…So for example, you've got A-GLAZ, Curt GLAZ,…and if you come down here, you've got…A-WALL, and WALL PATTern,…and they're different colors and different layers.…If I come down a little bit more, down here,…for example, you've got S-GRID, Structural Grids,…
- Why link CAD drawings into Revit?
- Using a consistent layer naming philosophy
- Removing unwanted layers and properties with the PURGE command
- Annotation and dimensions
- Optimizing blocks in CAD drawings
- Using a linked CAD file to see changes
- Managing linked CAD drawings in Revit
- Generating a BIM model from a CAD file
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction: Linking Drawings into Revit
2. CAD: Layer Management
3. CAD: Properties Management
4. CAD: Annotation and Dimensions
5. CAD: Optimizing Blocks in the CAD Drawing
Removing unneeded blocks3m 2s
6. Revit: Importing a CAD Drawing
7. Revit: Linking a CAD Drawing
8. Managing Linked CAD Drawings in Revit
9. Generating a BIM Model from a CAD File
Next steps1m 56s
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