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Autocad 3D solids to Revit Family

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01-25-2013 01:26 PM

I have a .dwg file of a chair made frpm 3D solids from a manufacturer thaI want to use in my Revit model. When I import it into a Revit family, it comes in as a single entity that can not have different materials assigned to the different parts of the chair. 


WIth some investigation, it seems that I can possilby use Inventor, loading the .dwg file into Inventor and then export as a .adsk flie and then import the .adsk file into a Revit family.  I do not have Inventor but read something about Inventor Fusion being a part of my Autocad.  I have the Building Design Suite on subscription but can not find the Inventor Fusion in my Autocad program. ( I could not find anything about being able to export .adsk files from the Fusion program.)


I would appreciate any feedback on this before I try to download Inventor or if there is a simpler way of doing this,



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Re: Autocad 3D solids to Revit Family

01-28-2013 09:09 AM in reply to: archlatham

You should be able to control the materials if the parts of the chair are on different layers.


Go to Manage > Object Styles > Imported Objects. From here you can assign materials to the different layers.

Chris Aquino
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Autocad 3D solids to Revit Family

01-28-2013 01:49 PM in reply to: Chris.Aquino

Thank you, that is what I needed.

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