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Mon, May 15, 2006 at 11:50:19 AM | Exporting views for DWG

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Hi there! I just wanted to know how I can export a view to DWG. By exporting a view I mean exporting it with its current state of visibility (Hidden Lines, Shaded Surfaces, etc). I did see the "Export to -> DWG" under File menu, but it has to be more complicated than that, because when I import the DWG into another program it doesn't maintain the file's visibility. Please help me out.. Smile

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 12:25:00 AM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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What software are you trying to import the exported dwg file into? That may be your problem. My REVIT to DWG exports give me exactly what REVIT is showing. I am import into AutoCAD. Did you try exporting to DXF instead ?

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 12:25:34 AM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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What software are you trying to import the exported dwg file into? That may be your problem. My REVIT to DWG exports give me exactly what REVIT is showing. I am importing into AutoCAD. Did you try exporting to DXF instead ?

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 1:05:11 AM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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Revit will not export DWG's out as shaded views. Filled regions and surface patterns will also get exported as hatch patterns. Only hidden line and wireframe views get exported from revit. Dgcad i highly doubt if you interrogate your dwg's they are exactly the same as revit. We have a known list of 10-15 anomolies that occur on exported files that need to be rectified.

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 2:54:20 AM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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. Fair enough. I am refering mainly to plans and elvations.

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 4:52:33 AM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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Well an example of some are (which often occur in elevations and plans) Linework on families is often not exported Linework use to underlay a roof often results in a the surface pattern of the roof (which isn't showing) exporting out. White, no pattern filled regions from families export to cad and print as solid black... Elements in subcategories are not exported to their subcategories even though you map them in your export layers file. Crop Region translations to viewports crop text notes in the ACAD file. Override Host Layers options when turned on do not export out to the appropriate colors. Just to name a few of the common ones... Hopefully these will be fixed one day Smile

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 8:30:08 AM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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Thank you guys for replying. dgcad, I'm trying to export a perspective view of a model (Hidden Lines) to Adobe Illustrator. Is there a way to make the process smooth?

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 3:50:56 PM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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Unforetunatly I do not have adobe illustrator so no good way of testng the process. Mr. Spot thanks for the good info. Are you aware of a blog or formal list out there idicating all the REVIT to DWG exporting annolomiles or is this just a case of try and see based on the aspects you have already mentioned?

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Tue, May 16, 2006 at 4:51:40 PM | RE: Exporting views for DWG

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Just a question guys, What about exporting a SHEET to dwg? Does it export exactly the same as the SHEET?

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Quoting dgcad - 2006-05-16 10:50:56

"Mr. Spot thanks for the good info. Are you aware of a blog or formal list out there idicating all the REVIT to DWG exporting annolomiles or is this just a case of try and see based on the aspects you have already mentioned?"




Nope not aware of anywhere with a complete list. If i get around to it i might post a list on my blog with some examples.

BTW when i bad mouth the export its about 95% of the way there and most views appear pretty good... Exporting a sheet has exactly the same issues. Some of them i noted are specific to exporting to a sheet.

Best method to get into Illustrator would be to print to PDF, then convert the PDF to JPG or TIF or an appropriate image format then import into illustrator.

HTH.

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Quoting Mr Spot from 2006-05-15 23:52:33

"Well an example of some are (which often occur in elevations and plans) Linework on families is often not exported Linework use to underlay a roof often results in a the surface pattern of the roof (which isn't showing) exporting out. White, no pattern filled regions from families export to cad and print as solid black... Elements in subcategories are not exported to their subcategories even though you map them in your export layers file. Crop Region translations to viewports crop text notes in the ACAD file. Override Host Layers options when turned on do not export out to the appropriate colors. Just to name a few of the common ones... Hopefully these will be fixed one day Smile"

 

It's 13 years on, and still waiting for many of these issues to be rectified...


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