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Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 7:19:03 PM | CAD import to Revit



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Hi, I have imported a CAD site plan into revit which I am working off, however I heard it is possible to create a way where if I update the CAD drawing it automatically updates the imported version through a link? Can anyone clarify if this is true or how its done?

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Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:40:07 PM | CAD import to Revit



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Read this in your HELP:  Changes in the DWG File Are Not Reflected in the Revit Project search help using C AD Link and you will find this topic.

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Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 6:49:11 PM | CAD import to Revit



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I find that the imported CAD bases show their changes in my revit projects without having to be reloaded.  I assumed that this was the norm, since it is what I am experiencing.  Typically we don't even use bases, but I'm working under a cad diehard right now who can't let go. 


But yeah.  every time I open the project I see where walls have moved, windows were tweaked, and I make those changes in revit in 1/20th the time it took her, at 1/2 the pay.  It hurts so bad.  


One thing I can think of is that I'm on a workshared project (alone, nobody else touches it yet, much less the links) and updates only show after syncing with central.  

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Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:34:54 PM | CAD import to Revit



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A word of caution about imprting CAD formats into your model file.

Imported (NOT LINKED) CAD files will hit your Revit model file with the full size of the CAD file as the entire file actually inserts into your model...can have some pretty big downstream implications on your workflow.

Also, once imported they tend to get exploded which tends to be a source of trouble for many.

I would recommend using the link CAD option rather than import.



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