Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating topography from a DWG link, part of Revit 2017: Essential Training for Architecture (Metric).
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- [Voiceover] In this movie, I want to look…at another very common scenario for importing CAD files…into your Revit projects.…And that scenario is when you're working…with a civil engineer and you want to create topography…from their imported files.…Now there isn't a dedicated Revit package…for civil engineering, so civil engineers are most likely…going to be using AutoCAD, or some version of AutoCAD,…or some version of MicroStation,…which means that the files they're going to be sending you…are going to be either DWGs or DGMs.…Now the example that I'm going to work with is a DWG,…but the process should work largely the same with the DGM.…
So, the first step is going to be to link the CAD file…like we did in the previous movie,…so I'm going to go to Link CAD.…I'm going to select the site plan here,…and, once again, I want to single-click it…so that I can see the settings down at the bottom.…Now, for the most part, I'm going to accept…all the same defaults that I used in the previous movie.…I'm going to invert the colors, bring in all the layers,…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
First, get comfortable with the Revit environment, and learn to set up a project and add the grids, levels, and dimensions that will anchor your design. Then author Paul F. Aubin helps you dive into modeling: adding walls, doors, and windows; creating and mirroring groups; linking to external assets and DWG files; and working with floors, roofs, and ceilings.
Paul also shows advanced techniques for modeling stairs, complex walls, and partially obscured building elements, as well as adding rooms and solid geometry. Finally, discover how to annotate your drawings so all the components are clearly understood, and learn how to output sheets to DWF, PDF, or AutoCAD.
- Understanding BIM and the 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 Appropriate for all
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 & Publishing
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