Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit.
If you're a Premium Member of the lynda.com library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. The exercise files are organized in chapters. So for example, here in my Chapter_2 folder, you can see that I have several files. These are all Revit files. The files will typically be either Revit files or AutoCAD files. In Chapter 3, we have some of each, and in addition to that you'll also see that there are some backup files in here. Now if you are using AutoCAD for a while, you're familiar with BAK files. These are created every time you save an AutoCAD file.
Now Revit does a similar thing, but it doesn't use the BAK extension. What it does instead is it adds a numerical suffix at the end of the file name, starting with 001 and then incrementing every time you save. It's safe to delete these files when you no longer need them, but just be careful because they do have the same RVT extension as your actual live Project file. Now I will instruct you as to which file I have open on screen throughout the course of each movie. And if you don't have access to the exercise files, you can certainly follow along in files of your own. So let's get started.
- 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