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Message 11 of 13 (322 Views)

Re: 3D DWG (lines only) into Revit for use as path.

08-27-2013 02:34 AM in reply to: davidwilliamedwards

I've tried to draw 'a spline through points line' in a 3d view and snapping to the points from the imported 3d dwg and it works.(in the generic adaptive family) so you only have to redraw the line !

But I didn't find a way to automate this process...


Andy Windey

Senior BIM designer


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Message 12 of 13 (69 Views)

Re: 3D DWG (lines only) into Revit for use as path.

10-03-2014 01:40 AM in reply to: davidwilliamedwards

...and several more years later, wouldn't you believe it...still a problem!! WTF Autodesk - this is pretty standard stuff. I've tried in-place mass, conceptual mass family, generic family....nothing works, all picked lines go to the current workplane. 


I too am wishing, simply wishing, to make tunnels. I want to pick the 3d lines from Autocad as a path and apply the tunnel profile. SIMPLE! Not!


Autodesk, how about a fix for this - 4+ years is long enough huh.

Cheers in advance

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Message 13 of 13 (61 Views)

Re: 3D DWG (lines only) into Revit for use as path.

10-03-2014 05:31 AM in reply to: wickedweka

I'm been told that this has to do with Revit's insistance that everything be hosted, including 3D lines which could be used as a path to create a Sweep which is not hosted. Go figure!

David William Edwards
Senior Architectural Designer / BIM Manager
Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc.
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