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Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 4:06:20 PM | Errors with hatches in imported cad files




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Hi - We are in cd phase of our first Revit project. Since there is really only one experienced Revit user in the office (yours truly!), we are using Revit model for elevations, plans, building sections and wall sections and we are attempting to do all the drafted details in Autocad and import into Revit. Should work nicely in theory.... but we're running into a lot of problems with imported cad details -

1- Hatches in the cad files don't always display or print correctly in Revit. The only solution we have found is to explode the hatches in cad files.... which makes the files bigger and increases aggravation with the drafters. Anyone else encounter this? Any better solutions than exploding the hatch?

2 - Dimensions in Revit disappear as soon as the cad file is reloaded. We have been dimensioning in Autocad and only writing text notes in Revit.

3 - The format of imported autocad text oftentimes is screwy. Text that is supposed to wrap becomes one line, or the spacing of the letters gets a little weird.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Integrating autocad seems like a great stepping stone to help make the transition from cad to Revit, but doesn't seem as smooth as it should be.

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Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 8:16:31 PM | Errors with hatches in imported cad files



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Your experiance is about normal with importing Acad files for use in construction documents. I gave up that idea back in v.2. I would really focus on using Revit for everything. I bet it will be faster than trying to fix all the autocad issues and your drawings set will look like a mess..


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