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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:21:17 PM | RVT to DWG export page layout settinigs

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I am exporting a Revit sheet view set at 24"x36" to DWG in Revit Architecture 2012 and I cannot control the resulting page layout size in the DWG. When I export to DWG it puts the drawing on an 8.5x11 page layout. When other people in my firm export the same file the page layout is 11x17. The goal is simply to have the DWG export match the Revit sheet layout of 24x36.

Solutions already tried/checked:

-The Print Setup in the Revit file was set Arch D (24x36)

-The computer's default printer was set to Arch D (24x36)

-The page size was measured in the Revit sheet file and it is 24" x 36"


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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:53:57 PM | RVT to DWG export page layout settinigs

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This is not a problem for anybody that I know ... so give us a change here.  You guys may have faulty installations OR... you have changed a setting somewhere that I don't know about.  What confuses me is the 8-1/2x11 vs 11x17 statement.  The CAD sheeet will be 24x36.  To see the sheet sizes you are stating says you may just be looking at some printer default seetings in the CAD file - not the CAD sheet size.

 

The printer setups have nothing to do with this.... Unless you are really just printing.

You are plotting the 24x36 sheet - right from the sheet view?

Has anybody messed with the export setup - units?  I don't see how this can affect anything.

 

 


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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 7:29:49 PM | RVT to DWG export page layout settinigs

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Whew. This had us pretty confused but we found a solution (and also explains the 8.5x11 and 11x17 discrepancy):

Seems that Revit was querying the individual user's Autocad settings to set up the page layout in DWG. It was corrected by going to Options/Plot and Publish in Autocad and setting the "Default plot setting for new drawings" to Arch D.

Specifically, our solution was this:

-Navigate to Options then Plot and Publish in Autocad

-Set the Default Output Device to "DWG to PDF"

-Select Add or Configure Plotters

-Select "DWG to PDF" from the list.

-This opens the Plotter Configuration Editior. Change the paper size in Device and Document Settings.

 

We would be interested to know if this the normal process for a RVT to DWG export or if we have a funky installation.



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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 7:38:56 PM | RVT to DWG export page layout settinigs

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I don't believe Revit quires AutCAD at all.  We have many users and have never set this on their CAD setup.  I think this is just the default printer setup for the user for when he opens the CAD file and has nothing to do with Revit.  Revit will always export the sheet size to match.


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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 7:53:51 PM | RVT to DWG export page layout settinigs

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Looks like you're right that the default printer setting in AutoCad determines the page layout when the RVT to DWG is opened in AutoCad....which seems very strange to us. Usually the page layout settings are embedded in the DWG file, are they not? No matter what my default settings are, I have files (created by others) that open in whatever layout they are saved.

 

Anyways, issue seems resolved. Thanks.


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Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:31:01 PM | RVT to DWG export page layout settinigs

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For what it's worth, my firm has had this same plot issue with Revit MEP 2011 and the above procedure (changing the paper size of the "DWG to PDF" plotter in Autocad) worked for us as well. Thanks for figuring this one out.  It was super frustrating.


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