How do I link my Structural Detailing AutoCAD to Revit and link them so as the cad file changes it up dates in Revit?
What I would really like to do is export Revit to AutoCAD Structural detailing. Then detail the connections and reload back into Revit.
First of all, Revit doesn't import ASD detaills.
Second: The only workflow that really worked for me was:
Create structure in Revit -> Analyze it in Robot -> Update Revit ->Send to ASD -> Plot.
Revit has 2 types of connections in "Extensions":"Beam to column" and "Column end", while ASD has more then 30.
I had an attempt, bu it didn't work in the first place. After that the trial has expired and I had to uninstall it. Anyway I'm receiving emails from them on a regular basis.
OPINION: FOR THE MOMENT I dont think I will buy it because:
1) Revit is not very precise for steel
2) I'm not an expert in Revit Structure
3) The SDS/2 is at the beginning
4) It doesn't have localized version (Romania).
My workflow is like this:
I make the model in Revit, compute it in Robot, make some schematic drawings (I don't know the english terminology, but they are plans in which I show the placement of columns, beams, foundations) and then send it to ASD for detailing and shop drawing.
Latelly I use Revit a lot, but i've started only 3 years ago...
The Revit Structure Suite also contains ASD. What I like is:
1) It has some macros (enough for regular buildings)
2) It is based on AutoCad plaform (I have more experience with it)
3) Positioning of elements and automatic drawings and annotations.
I will not place here the inconveniences of ASD.
sure, I'm not an expert using Revit too, only I want to know HOW accurately and flexible can be with steel structures, for this it's one step back to other specifics programs, but I believe this is the bussines of Revit, is an non specific program.