I can't seem to get the Autodesk Revit 2013 to work with AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2010. I'd have downloaded the 2013 version of ASD but 2010 is the latest available (and only in 32 bit, which causes its own issues). When I click the "Extensions>AutoCAD Structural Detailing>Steel Drawing Link", I get this error:
"The required AutoCAD Structural Detailing version is not installed, detected or set as default".
I'd like to be able to use the two together as that is what is available for students. However it would be infinetely more awesome if ASD 2013 was available (in 64 bit).
Thanking you very much.
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I have saw this with every new release since 2010 that you have to have the same version between all softwares eg revit 2013, revit 2013 extensions and asd 2013 for it all to work and link together.
I have also found that you cannot back date the linking but if you do not want any linking back into revit. you could always use the export to asd then choose to save it as a dwg file instead of the automatically opening of the file within asd.
then you do what you require but cannot export it back into revit which is a shame.
Where are you getting your software? The student community usually has the latest releases (although I can't swear to this, as I don't have a student account),
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Thank you all for your comments.
Looks like I'll just have to try and do a one way export from Revit to ASD and monitor the files manually.
A bit of a shame though, since I'd want to learn as much as I can while I am a student and not use workarounds, so that when I go work for a firm, I can make them money.
I'll try asking AutoDesk to provide a 2013 version but we'll see how far I get with that.
Another idea I guess is to create the family/object inside Revit to begin with and do all the detailing there. However I am still new so I'm not sure if Revit can handle that much detail. This makes sense to me more organizationally wise.
Thanks for the tip. I might just have to revert to that.
I was also hoping on building some custom add-ins, but the problem with the student edition is that I don't have access to the list of available add ons. So I might be reinventing the wheel in places.