When I first put my file in this warning comes up "the origin of the import will be centered on the origin of the model instead. You can view the import in any view where its geometry is within the extents"
I have tried setting the it to "Auto origin to origin" and "Auto center to center"
The floorplan is visible under "Site" but not Floorplan 1 (until I explode the DWG file that I have imported- then I can view it when I am on Floorplan 1). Also another problem I am having is that I have to zoom extremely in to be able to see the imported file. The units are correct when I finally find the drawing, and starting drawing over the AutoCAD lines.
Then once I can find the drawing and draw over it to start building the model, I try going to view the 3D model and I can find it, the screen is blank white. Even if I try zooming in to see if anything will start to appear, it is still blank. This is also happening in the elevations. I have checked to make sure the walls I am drawing are actually there, and I have checked their height as well.
I have never had this much trouble with importing a simple AutoCad floorplan? I believe there has to be something wrong with my AutoCad file?
Any help at all would be great!
I had some problems of this type and I realised that the problems came mainly from the dwg file.
Opening the file in AutoCAD , do the the following:
When importing in Revit , you can import only visible layers so not to have problems with hidden entities..
Correct. issue with the coordinates.
To avoid future problems with shared coordinates and collaborations
See the posts on Shard Coordinates here:
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