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Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 11:22:52 PM | Exporting Sheets and sheets only to DWG

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Hello-

We have a full drawing set that needs to be exported to 75 individual CAD sheets for the cost estimator. However, several sheet views have additional model object views and drafting views that are outside of the border of the sheet (and need to remain there) but are ones we don't want to export to CAD.  I want to export only the sheet and whatever is strictly within its borders.

This seems like a ludicrously simple thing but Revit insists on exporting everything in the view to CAD, which is unacceptable. For instance, in some cases we use a CAD elevation on the sheet but have the Revit elevation just off to the side to maintain cross-referencing. In another case we have one CAD drafting view holding four sheets worth of wall sections, each of which is positioned to show on a particular sheet. When any of these sheets are exported, all the wall sections show on each sheet.

Clearly I could go back in and crop my drafting views, duplicate views, recrop, etc., but there are still instances where there will be something living just off of the sheet that I don't want to see exported.

This is not a problem when printing or sending to PDF; Revit seems to understand what a sheet is at these times (indeed, this is how we plotted the set successfully). But when exporting to CAD, Revit suddenly forgets what a sheet is. Is there an option anywhere that tells Revit to just export the sheet and nothing else?

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Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 2:42:22 PM | Exporting Sheets and sheets only to DWG

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The difference between exporting to DWG and printing to PDF is that with PDF you specify a Paper size.  So technically anything not within that paper size boundary is not printed.  However, with DWG, you can not specify how big your window of export is. 

 

Check with your cost estimator to see if they can use DWF format drawings for estimation.  There are several advantages (namely the linear footage of walls, sf of wall are, number of type a window, number of type b doors, etc, etc are included in the DWF format) of using the DWF format and you can specify the size of the area to be exported.  The drawback is that you would have to export from a view instead of a sheet in order for the model information to be exported with the DWF.

 

HTH, let us know what works. 


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