Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting the model, part of Learning Revit.
Another way you might want to output data from your other projects is to export it…to other file formats. So, rather than printing out on paper or…in some sort of digital plot format, you can actually export a model in DWG or DGN…format. Whatever view is active when you run the…Export command will determine what kind of data you're going to get.…In other words, if you're in a floor plan, when you export to a DWG format for…example, you're going to get a flattened two dimensional floor plan on the…recipient side. If you're in the 3D view, you're going to…get an actual 3D model on the recipient side, so depending on what your recipient…needs from you, from your Revit model, you can choose accordingly.…
So, I'm just in a file called Plotting, and what we're going to do is scroll up…here on the project browser and find a view that we want to export.…So, let me select the level one floor plan, open that up, and I'll zoom in…slightly, and maybe I just want to export this floor plan as I see it right here.…
Note: The techniques shown in this course will work with any version of Revit, but due to backwards compatibility issues, the exercise files for this course will only work with Revit 2014. Unfortunately, we cannot downsave the files. Please see a Revit 2013 course for usable files.
- Understanding the different editions of Revit
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Creating sheets
- Plotting a set of documents
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will Revit 2014 files work in a previous version of Revit? Will the exercise files for this course work in Revit 2013?
A: Revit file formats are not backwards compatible. A new file format is introduced with each new release. Newer versions of Revit can open older version files without issue. However, files will be upgraded to the latest file format during the initial open. Once saved in the current version, there is no way to save them back to a previous version. Therefore, it is important to consider this issue carefully and discuss it with all project team members before beginning a project. For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa. All members of the team must collaborate using the same version/file format. This course was authored using Revit 2014. Therefore, its exercise files can be used with any flavor of Revit (Architecture, MEP, Structure, or LT) 2014 and later. Files cannot be opened with versions 2013 and prior.