Creating topography is a tricky, but it is an essential part of using Revit Architecture. However, if you receive a file from an outside source, such as a civil engineer, you'll need to create topography from a DWG link in Revit Architecture 2015. In this video you'll learn how to use the Revit software to achieve this task.
…In this movie we'll look at another very common scenario…where you will import CAD data into your Revit project.…And that's when you receive data from an outside civil engineer.…There is no outside Revit civil engineering package.…Therefore, most civil engineers are either using AutoCAD or Micro Station.…So you're going to get the data from them in either DWG or DGN format.…Now, I'm in a file here called Cadtopo, and in this example, I'm going to bring in…another DWG file, but if you were bringing in…a DGN, the process would be virtually the same.…
So, I'm going to go to the Insert tab and click on the Link CAD button.…So, this time I'm going to select AutoCAD site plan, it's a DWG…file and it's actually one of the sample files that ships with AutoCAD.…It just contains some 3D lines…representing the contour lines of the project.…Now I'm not going to change most of the settings down at the bottom.…I 'm going to leave them the way that they were set…in the previous import that we did in the last movie.…But I am going to make sure that I…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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