Design Web Format (DWF) is a read-only format that lets you share your Revit Architecture designs with other people so that they can access all the data, even down to querying individual objects, but can't edit the design. There's a trick to exporting the entire project, rather than doing it sheet by sheet, and to naming the files for easy use later. Learn these shortcuts and how to output sheets to a DWF file in Revit Architecture 2015 with this online video.
…In this movie, I'm going to look at exporting to DWF format.…DWF stands for Design Web Format and…it's a highly compressed vector based file format…that you can use to deliver essentially…digital plots of your files to outside recipients.…It's a great file format to use when you want to share your data with folks that…are outside the firm, maybe they need to…do review but they don't want to edit anything.…The DWF file format is a read-only format, but…maintains all of the data, in the file, so…the recipient can still query objects and select objects,…so it's a very powerful file format to use.…
So, I'm here in a file called Export to DWF and I'm in the Sheet view right now…but you can actually export your DWF files from…any view, as we'll see here in a moment.…So, let's go to the application menu, big R, and…we'll go to Export, and then, right here, we'll choose DWF/DWFx.…Now DWF is the traditional Design Web format and the newer version is DWFx.…Okay, so I'm in the export dialog and at first glance, it's…
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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