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Mon, Oct 3, 2005 at 11:47:15 AM | importing autocad drawings




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When I try to import drawings from autocad into revit using the Import/Link command the drawings are displayed to a ridiculous scale. How can the import settings be changed so that they fit the scale in revit. thanks nathan

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Mon, Oct 3, 2005 at 4:47:21 PM | RE: importing autocad drawings



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I never have a problem importing dwg's. Check the scale of the drawing in AutoCAD first to insure it's correct and try importing it again.

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Mon, Oct 3, 2005 at 4:53:10 PM | RE: importing autocad drawings




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Everything is fine, just check scale and units which you import ...

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Tue, Oct 4, 2005 at 6:52:06 PM | RE: importing autocad drawings




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I have had this happen before. Especially when importing surveys (the surveyor uses decimal units, so to get it to a correct scale you have to scale everything by 12). try to get it to the correct scale/ units etc in autocad, before you import it.

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Thu, Oct 6, 2005 at 6:57:02 AM | RE: importing autocad drawings




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Actually while importing to revit first we have to check the same units(metric, inches) is applied in both revit as well as in autocad. the second point is autocade file it is very easy your insertion point to be in 0,0 and apply the limits to the size of the drawing. so it will place exactly centre in your revit while importing and please check the file units should be matching then it is very easy to handle.

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Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:56:43 AM | importing autocad drawings




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You will need to check your units you drew your AutoCAD drawing inIf it was drawn in inches you'll need to get the units when you import to inches(i think it defaults to mm )additionally you'll need to make sure it was drawn to scalefor mm 1000 = 1mso if you drew a 4 x 4 square revit by default would pick it up as a 4mmx4mm square

So by checking in the drawing that appropriate numbers were used, and checked the units upon import the drawing should come in at the correct scale


- Just trying to help out while I wait in the office for my renders to complete

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Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 4:27:49 PM | importing autocad drawings




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In the import dialogue box, try changing the Import Units from Auto-Detect to whatever your DWG units are. I've never had good luck with the auto setting.

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