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Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:17:55 AM | Convert files and layers to DWG




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I am working with a small practice where the practice boss is very sceptical if not hostile to useing revit. My Task is to convince him that revit drawings can be exported and put into the correct layers with the correct colours and linetypes. Problem is that I am not that good at understanding exactly how it is done. Any guidance on the subject is vauge at best and assumes that I am a vetern cad expert and fully understand all things about autocad layers linetypes, file types and the rest. I am fairly good at Revit and want to continue using it. Is there anywhere out there where this proper guidance or complete comprehensive guidance on cnverting to dwg exists. Not written by and exclusively for AutoCAD experts but something that is for beginners like me.



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Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 9:53:34 AM | Convert files and layers to DWG




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Its pretty simple.  2012 is slightly different than previous versions because you can now save different mapping setups,

but you can follow this link for info on mapping layers.'s_Guide/1394-Document1394/2112-Print_Ex2112/2113-Export2113/2114-Exportin2114/2116-Exportin2116/2117-Layer_Ma2117

There are very few options on how xrefs are handled if you are exporting a sheet.  Revit will automatically name xrefs,

they will appear in any old place in model space (sometimes on top of each other), and they will end up in the same

folder as the sheets.  Its usually best, I think, to create views that would serve as xref backgrounds and export them

separately from sheets.  If you need CAD sheets, just set them up once, and export the set up views as needed to

update them.  Hope this helps.

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