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Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:20:26 PM | extrusion from a dwg file

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Is there a way you can extrude from a .dwg profile?

For example, if I download a unistrut profile as a .dwg file.  Can I import it to revit and extrude off it?

Also is there a way to changethe line weight when you sketch some super fine elements (less than 1"Winking for solid extrusion, because the thick line weight really makes it hard to read (even in hidden line mode).

Thanks in advance.


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Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:42:25 PM | extrusion from a dwg file

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Change the scale of the view you are sketching from before you start.

Use the dwg file as an underlay and point to the lines - then delete the file.


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Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:47:42 PM | extrusion from a dwg file

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You can use the pick line tool to define the outline of your profile from the AutoCAD lines.  If you use the tab key you can select the whole thing as if it were an AutoCAD polyline (assuming that they are all connected and form a closed loop).

 

The line thickness can be overidden by looking at the category under which it is created.  The line thickness also depends on the scale, so in a large scale view it will look thicker than in a small scale view.  These can be overriddedn in the lineweight settings.  If it is just the screen view that concerns you type TL for thin lines to make it easier to view.


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Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 8:01:05 PM | extrusion from a dwg file

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Cool.  It works.  Thanks guys.

The problem is that even when I type TL, it's still too think anyhow, any solution to make it super thin line when you zoom in real close to the profile?


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Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 9:28:35 PM | extrusion from a dwg file

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When you use thin lines the line thickness remains the same no matter how far you zoom in.

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Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:39:03 PM | extrusion from a dwg file

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Yes, you are absolutely right.

TL hotkey does work out perfectly.  Thanks for your help once again.


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