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Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:10:50 PM | CAD Remnants

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Hello!

 

Over the last year, I've been adding to our companies Revit template and everything came along really well, but I did notice that some CAD files I had once linked in have left behind some DNA. Looking at Object Styles > Imported Objects, I noticed files I've long removed from my template file. How can I completely remove these?

 

I am able to remove the individual layers, but not the file name (see attached image).

 

Any suggestions, as always, would be greatly appreciated. T

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Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:36:45 PM | CAD Remnants

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Check out any standard details you have loaded.  Could be hidden in view.

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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 1:47:36 PM | CAD Remnants

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I couldn't find any hidden CAD files. I checked 'Manage Links' and none are there, but still those Imported Object Styles remain.

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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 5:21:26 PM | CAD Remnants

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Look at the name of this CAD file "Roof Details.dwg".  You (someone) probably used this in a detail and then hid the CAD drawing.... Your assignment, should you accept it.... this reply will self distruct... sorry - probably before your time.

 

Good luck in finding this but it will be a learning experience and I'm sure a point of discussion with others on your team.


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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 6:38:35 PM | CAD Remnants

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Actually no, these are/were files I used and removed; I am the only person working on this template file. I had already checked for hidden files, and even removed all views, sheets etc etc to see what's left over. the files listed as shown in the image were left unchanged.

 

I'll gladly accept a new mission.


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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 6:50:09 PM | CAD Remnants

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These are the hardest items to find.  What's left maybe families ???

 

Also ... I don't know how these could remain ...but maybe - Do you have any over-ride sttings in view templates - VG- overrides-imported categories....?


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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 7:08:46 PM | CAD Remnants

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Looking at the names, these files were all imported/linked into the main file, and not in families. I'm clueless. Also nothing in View Templates.

 

I tried out both importing and linking a CAD file with a few layers, checked the object styles (they showed up), removed the file and checked the object styles again (they were gone again). I don't understand why those others would still remain when I'm doing the exact same thing here.


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Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:01:27 PM | CAD Remnants

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Check out one of the utilities on this link - it may help. http://www.revittools.info/

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Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 4:18:13 PM | CAD Remnants

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Still no success WWHub. Sad


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Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:03:51 AM | CAD Remnants

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You obviously opened all views ... did a reveal hidden elements... turned on everything and all imports....

Here is a suggestion.  Start purging everything in your file from the browser including elements in use.  Do it a cluster at a time.  Start with model then detail families.  When it finally drops, you will have it isolated.

 

You can then open a new copy and remove only the problem.


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Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 2:28:23 AM | CAD Remnants

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Actually, that's something I had done a long time ago, yet I always assumed it would be part of a view or something alike, so I never went to Purge the remaining partin of the template.

 

It doesn't really make sense, but I found it as a Family with one of the CAD names, which then contained every other CAD file that was also listed there.

 

Whatever it was, I'm glad it's gone!! Thanks WWHub!! 


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Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 4:57:21 PM | CAD Remnants

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WWhub - thanks for the link to Revit Tools - I had this same problem but installing that Revit Tools plugin and using the manage imported objects utility allowed me to rid my project of old CAD .  Fixed a major visibility problem (walls appeared transparent in many views....).   Thanks!


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Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 3:25:28 AM | CAD Remnants

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if these CAD files are directly imported then this is the cure:

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3apurgecads%3aen

it'll find them, let you know where are they, and delete them if you want

 


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Thu, May 18, 2017 at 4:20:58 AM | CAD Remnants

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Sorry, I know this thread is old, but I still have this issue even with Revit 2018!

 

Wanted to try WWHub's tool since it sounded like that would solve my other big problem: transparent walls in views! However, the link took me to a technology blog with no visible button to download this tool. May I have a new link please?

 

Meanwhile, I'll keep using DWG Explorer to directly remove imported categories from VG as well as to delete imported dwgs from the model without having to find them first. Can I do the same with revittools?

 

 


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