When you make the move to Revit Architecture, you may want to use some of the component and drawing files you have accumulated over the years. To use these, you'll need to insert these CAD files into the Revit software. In this video you'll learn CAD inserts for Revit Architecture 2015, which will enable you to use your past designs in your new software.
…There's lots of ways to use CAD data in your Revit projects.…Sometimes you don't need to maintain a link back to the original CAD file.…In such cases, you can simply import the CAD…file and embed it directly in your Revit project.…The most common scenario where this might occur is bringing in detail drawings.…Most firms have large libraries of standard…details that they've accumulated over the years.…It's pretty common that a lot of those standard details…would have been generated in a program such as AutoCAD.…So as you make the move to Revit, rather than redraw all of those details you might…want to reuse and leverage some of that existing…data and just simply import them into your projects.…
So in this movie we're going to simply look at the process we could…follow to import a legacy CAD detail and use it in our Revit project.…So I'm in a file called Import Detail.…And I want to bring in a CAD file in here.…Now, at the moment I don't really have a good view…anywhere in the project browser in order to do this import.…
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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