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Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 8:51:55 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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Hi All,

Does anyone know how to revise the export settings in Revit 2009 to:

1) Export CAD Format file type to AutoCAD 2000 (dwg) instead of 2007 (dwg). I have a lot of files to export and would like to have this default to 2000 dwg.  

2) Export orientation to match the .rvt sheet (8.5 x 11 portrait) orientation. When I open the .dwg the orientation of the sheet is 8.5 x 11 landscape.

Please HELP.

Thanks


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Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 6:07:50 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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When you export, there are several versions to choose from and they are clearly listed but those are your only choices.  In 2009, I you can export down to 2004 AutoCAD.  If you need to go furthur back, you will have to open in CAD and convert them.

 

I've never seen the orientation change.... I don't know what you may have done to change that.


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Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 6:55:38 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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i would export all drawings that you need at once then you only have to make the selections once.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:16:44 AM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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WWHub; I AM able to export to AutoCAD 2000 using Revit 2009, but want to change the standard default setting from 2007 to 2000. I would rather not have to make this change every time.

lunchtrayride; How can I export all of my different .rvt file at one time? 

Thanks. 

 


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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 5:10:48 AM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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look in the help under Exporting to CAD Formats. It explains all of the options.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 6:16:29 AM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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lunchtrayrider;  Thanks, but your not getting it...I have a lot of different .rvt files (not sheets).


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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 11:58:14 AM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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JB1G,  You can do multiple exports from one session.  Under range ... selected views / sheets

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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 3:44:51 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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Pretty sure I got it.  You have to have a view or a sheet to export something in cad. So you open the file and then go to export cad formats and then select all of the views you wish to export.  Then open the next file.  how much easier could it get?

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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 4:38:01 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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Thanks! My challenge is that I have to export a lot of different projects (not sheets or views in the same project). Thanks for your help, I really appreciate your time on this.

FYI...here's a response from Autodesk:

The default export format in Revit for AutoCAD DWG is 2007 format when the dialog is opened in Revit 2009.  Unfortunately if you need to save back to a previous version, you would need to pull down the menu and select the previous version.  You cannot set this as the default which will be utilized for future exports.I will forward this as a request to the development team for consideration in a future product release.Regarding the exported DWG size, you would need to adjust the specific layout paper size once in AutoCAD.  While Revit will export the CAD sheet at the proper size, it will default to the standard non-template AutoCAD paper size as the layout wasnft created from an AutoCAD template [Revit uses the Windows system printers versus AutoCAD .pc3 files].  You would have to open the gPage Setup Mangerh for the Layout tab to specify the desired AutoCAD plotter and paper size.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 6:10:59 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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it sounds like you figured it out?  but every project you want to export views of will have to be done individually.  that isn't going to change.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 8:55:27 PM | Exporting Revit 2009 (.rvt) to AutoCAD (.dwg)

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At this point...the only thing i fugured out is like you said, each project will have to be done individually. Thanks.


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