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Wed, May 16, 2007 at 2:43:35 PM | Building Electrical Content

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We just loaded up Revit and have our first job planned to start next week!

Can I import 2D symbology and assign them to an existing element?

Example: import my AutoCad Symbol for a quadruplex receptacle and replace the floorplan view

of a duplex receptacle and save it as a quadruplex receptacle. I will be sure to share my content once perfected as I haven't found much!


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Wed, May 16, 2007 at 9:28:58 PM | Building Electrical Content

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absolutely you can. I would say you could bring all of your 2d symbols into a generic annotation family. one at a time of course. Save your annotation, then you can do what's called nesting into another family which has your receptacle.

 

Usually, receptacles in 3d is pretty basic and bland so you could take the same receptacle family that revit supplies and replace the detail in plan with yours from the generic annotation families and save out as your own family. 


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Thu, May 17, 2007 at 1:53:30 PM | Building Electrical Content

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Wow...that could save me some time and give me exactly what I want. I understand the nesting part, but haven't been succesful in importing an AutoCad symbol into Revit as an annotation family. Could someone run through how this is done!? Thanks!

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Fri, May 18, 2007 at 12:51:26 AM | Building Electrical Content

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It's pretty simple. You can import dwg files into any family under file>import.

 

To create a new generic annotation family, you will find it under File>New>Family and then in the annotations folder is the generic annotation family. You should be just importing lines if it's just 2d. You can also import 3d models into families, but that's a whole other ballgame.

 

So once you import your dwg into your annotation family, you just simply save the file as "quad receptacle annotation" or whatever you name your symbols then "load into project" to your electrical family with the actual receptacle model. Then to place (nest) your symbol, just select "symbol" (wow, that was a tough one to figure huh? LOL)in your electrical fixture family and place it wherever you would like it to be.

 

You can change the receptacle model if you like, but I don't know if anyone ever has. It's not really a "wow, the electrical fixtures are in 3d!" type thing 

 

 


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