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Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 5:15:26 PM | Tracing Building Footprints of Existing Site CAD Dwg in REVIT



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I have traced over the building footprints in an aerial view of a site for a project. The aerial is at a coordinate system within the state plane it is located. The drawing is at a 1=1 scale. I then cad link into Revit so I can duplicate each building simplistically to then be imported into Infraworks which has the ability to bring in the Revit 3d buildings to provide a more realistic view of the site to develop scenarios in Infraworks


When I bring in the linked cad drawing the lines are fat and are at a very small scale whereby each wall instead of being 30-40 feet are 1/32” I have cad linked many drawings in the past and have never encountered this problem. Any suggestions on j=how I can get this linked cad drawing to appear properly at full scale so I can duplicate each building and complete my work?

I am using REVIT 2014 in Windows 7 x64 PRO

Thanks in advance

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Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 12:21:38 AM | Tracing Building Footprints of Existing Site CAD Dwg in REVIT




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g'day there mate,

i wonder if it isnt a ltscale and line thickness issue in the cad file.

ltscale is line type scale , maybe this is set to 1 , try changing this number to say 50 or 100 see if it makes a difference.

regards thickness maybe the lines have been drawn as thick but set to not display thickness in the cad drawing.

just my thoughts.



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