Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Managing Location Coordinates with Revit.
- If you are a Premium member of the Lynda.com library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. These files can be found on the Exercise Files tab on the main course page. You can install them wherever you like on your system, I've got them here on my desktop, and it will create a folder called Exercise Files. Within that folder, you'll have a subfolder for each chapter of the course. Each of those folders will contain mostly Revit files, but you'll find the occasional AutoCAD DWG file as well. Now, for the Revit files in this course, I've gone in and set the units to decimal feet.
Now, I've done this to eliminate the feet and inches so that it will be easier for both U.S. users and metric-system users to follow along in the files without being bogged down by the units. Any units I ask you to type will be whole numbers, so regardless of which measuring system you're most comfortable with, you should find that it's very easy to work with these files. Now, if you're not a Premium member, and you don't have access to the exercise files, these are all really simple files, so you should be able to follow along from scratch with your own files perfectly fine. So with that, let's go ahead and get started.
- Finding the origin point
- Configuring project north and true north
- Understanding elevation
- Saving shared coordinates
- Linking multiple buildings
- Copying linked files
- Getting coordinates from CAD and DWG files