In this video, Shaun Bryant demonstrates how to use Quick Select to locate blocks in your CAD drawing.
- [Instructor] We're starting a new chapter now…in our AutoCAD Preparing AutoCAD Drawings for Revit course…and what we're going to look at now…in our CAD drawing is optimizing any AutoCAD blocks…that might be in the drawing.…So you should recognize the drawing,…however, there is a new drawing that you can download…from the website and you can see…at the top of the screen there,…it's 05_Office_ReceptionArea.dwg.…So download it and as usual follow along…with the video using the drawing,…saving the drawing as you go.…
Now the first thing we're going to look at is…a very underrated and underused tool in AutoCAD.…It's called Quick Select and it will…actually allow me to find all of the AutoCAD blocks…in this drawing in one go rather than having…to drive around the drawing and think oh that window…there might be a block.…So if I hover over it, yeah, it is a block.…It's a block reference and it's…on the layer A-GLAZ, G-L-A-Z.…Now obviously you could go around…and try to find them one by one.…
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just say to AutoCAD,…
- 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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