I need assistance with exporting revit sheets to autocad. On on of my projects, there is a telecommunications designer that does not use revit, so I have to put the tele/data outlets in my electrical revit model and export the sheet into autocad to send to them. I have the data outlets on their own workset and the power receptacles and devices on their own workset. When I export the drawing to DWG, Autocad puts both the data outlets and power receptacles on the exact same layer called A-ANNO-NOTE. What I need help on is figuring out how to make it so that when exporting to autocad, it takes each workset and exports it as its own layer in the DWG file. The telecommunications designer needs to be able to turn off my power receptacles layer to only show his data outlets.
Is this possible? I need to figure this out ASAP if anyone can help.
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The thing is, in the Export Setup screen (after hitting the "..." button), under the layer column, the data devices say "E-DATA" layer and the electrical fixtures say "E-ELEC-FIXT" layer. But after exporting it both the data devices and electrical fixtures are on the "A-ANNO-NOTE" layer in the .DWG file. I dont understand why it puts them on that layer when in Revit it says the specific layers for each family. By different categories I assume you mean that they are both not electrical fixtures or both not data devices. They are two separate family types and categories.
This is why I asked you to ensure that they are the types of object that you are assuming they are. If you use Visibility/Graphics and turn off Data or Telemcom devices, do those objects disappear? If not, then the families were not built correctly and the export will not work correctly until the familes are fixed. If they do disappear when their category is turned off, then the export settings I mentioned should work – if they don’t then something more is wrong that I’m not able to troubleshoot and you need to call your reseller. The images you provide make it apear that your export settings are correct which leads me to believe the families are not categorized correctly.
I believe you have two options in your situation here.
#1 - Workset Modifier
As you described in your last post, you can add the Workset Modifier to the Generic Annotations category since you have organized your elements by Workset. If you wish for them to be assigned different colors in the AutoCAD export, scroll down to the Modifiers section (under the Export Setup dialog; Layers tab) and add a color override for each workset, via the "Color ID" column.
#2 - Subcategories
You can modify your Generic Annotations so that the lines belong to a Subcategory instead of the baseline "Generic Annotations" Category. This will allow you to specify the export settings for each Subcategory separately, including the AutoCAD layer and color.
Thanks CADastrophe. I would think that your #1 option is what I am going for. I did scroll down to the Modifiers section and put two different color options for the two worksets that the data devices and receptacles are on, but it doesnt change in the CAD export file. Is simply changing the Color ID not enough?