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Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 3:09:38 PM | exporting to autocad




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i have a revit central file with three linked autocad files in it.  when i export the central file revit gives a file name that shows up in autocad's xref manager as L1 for file one, L2 for file two and L3 for file three. It is creating xref files for autocad for each linked file. i have exported and created additional contract documents using this naming, i thought this naming would be the default for all future exporting.  Now today revit has choose to make file three L2 and file two L3 which destroys all the autocad made sheets that is using revit exports with the old L1, L2 and L3 file naming.  any help on how revit names and makes xrefs when you export?  and is there a way to reorder you linked imports in revit to force the exporting back to the orginal way it exported the first times for me.  Thanks

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Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:14:11 AM | exporting to autocad




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I am creating a template for my office. I want to save standard cad layers used in our firm so that whenever I export revit file to autocad it gets converted to the associated layer. How to do it?

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Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:38:40 AM | exporting to autocad



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Read your help. It is very clear on your export options and how to set up export options.


To answer the first post .... when exporting with linked files, you need to do a little file maintenance in CAD afterwards.  Just go in and rename the linked files and reset the paths. 

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Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 12:42:23 PM | exporting to autocad




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Alternatively let Revit export them as bound DWGs without xrefs.

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Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 12:35:41 PM | exporting to autocad



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Same for me... I don't want to go to the cad file every time I export it from Revit... Starts to annoy me... Any way how to tell Revit to keep the name of original XREF?

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