Sorry, new to Revit. I am trying to import a CAD titleblock by creating a new titleblock and importing the cad file. For the life of me, I can't figure out where in the heck the CAD goes. It shows up as "visible" in the view settings - imported dialogue.
I can get it dragged and dropped or imported in, for example, my main floor view, but can't get it into a sheet or when I try to create a new titleblock.
i see no one is answering your question..
so let me try to help..
AutoCAD lines come into revit nicely- but
they are not revit lines..
titleblocks in revit may LOOK like a bunch
of lines like in AutoCAD- but in revit they are
intelligent parametric elements..
in revit- a titleblock is a "family"- and that family
is full of life and information.. it's not even
anything like a dynamic block of AutoCAD lines..
you must create a titleblock in the family editor..
but i rarely see a need to actually bring a DWG
into revit unless it is a site plan.. all other CAD
drawings i like to VIEW separate from revit (or
imported into a different session of revit)- and
measure everything on it and rebuild it in revit..
if i knew how to operate AutoCAD i would have
a separate computer and monitor just for that
purpose.. in fact- i am trying to learn enough
about AutoCAD to manipulate and measure
CAD drawings in AC just that way.. those
drawings don't always import properly-
especially if they are too old for revit to
import.. (many CAD drafters LOVE r14)..
i also think most people underestimate the
usefulness of AutoCAD in the foreseeable
BIM future.. and for those who know how
to use it- it's a wonderful drawing tool..
Edited by: Discussion_Admin on Jan 8, 2010 12:33 PM
Make sure the original titleblock is in the correct space. I believe it needs to be in paperspace.
I would also recommend bringing it in and either drawing overtop of the lines and deleting it or exploding it. If you choose the explode method I would change everything to layer 0 first so there's not so much cleanup.
In the real world, everything is not perfect. The whole world is not utilizing Revit and sometimes an AutoCAD file needs to be imported into Revit. Your comment to "NEVER bring DWG lines into a revit project for ANY reason" is absolutely absurd. As an example, most companies cannot afford to completely redraw information from the AutoCAD files that are received from consultants.
The OP mentioned titleblocks and you answered that; however, you made a really bad statement with the above comment.
i will make a "screenshot" of those lines and bring them into my project as an IMAGE for tracing over................
how efficient and accurate is that, you can not expect to use ONE tool for everything in todays collaborative world.
Whether you like it or not on large projects its a case of utilising a combination of data and tools such as Revit, Autocrap, Navisworks etc to deliver an accurate and coordinated job.....like many have said not everyone uses Revit and every large project involves collaboration from numerous parties
there could be a future for AutoCAD
at least with site plans..
AutoCAD site plans are easy to trace
in revit and i've never had a problem
with them in revit..
you see bern- i just don't know how
things are going to go..
it's even possible that AutoCAD could
become important with BIM for making
custom components that can be converted
into revit families or in-place families..
but you can sure have a mess bringing
in DWG lines if you don't really know
what you are doing.. i haven't really
got into that too much..
since revit has a built-in drafting program
that can do anything AutoCAD can do-
why wouldn't a person who is good with
geometry and lines simply move over
into the revit line drawing program?
that would save time and money for
everyone in the business..