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Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:22:04 PM | Color in Link Cad




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i've created a model in AutoCad and now want to export it to Revit. While in AutoCad i've defined the color of the layer as beeing white, because that's the color i want my model to be.

In Revit, after linking the Cad and adding the rest of the project i'm developping, i made one render hoping that the cad part would be white. But instead it is grey and honestly i don't know how or where to manipulate it so it can be white as i want to.

Can anyone help please?

And one more question: Is it possible to add a material defined in Revit to a mass made in Cad and linked in Revit?

Many thanks for your attention and help.

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Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 3:40:13 PM | Color in Link Cad



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When in revit go to the manage tab/additional settings/line styles and find the line type that you want to change the color of under the line color tab and force it to white. that will work if your cad import is exploded.  If you are leaving it imported you can type "vv" to get to your visibility graphics overides, go to imported categories to find your import then you can override the line type that is in CAD.

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Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:47:06 AM | Color in Link Cad




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Any CAD files linked into Revit must follow a careful process:

1- Bind XRefs: Xrefs can cause problems. Open the Xref dialog box and bind them all, preventing duplicate layers.

2- Run "Purge": This removes unused layers, linetypes, blocks, etc.

3- Run "Setbylayer": All lines settings should be set to layers, ignoring any color, linetype or lineweight overrides. Use the Setbylayer command to quickly resolve this problem.

4- Freeze Useless Layers: Freeze all layers not required in Revit.

5- Save A Copy: Keep the original DWG file just in case. Save the modified file in a Revit "CAD Links" subfolder.

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