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Revit 2012 - Exporting CAD DWGS best practices

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07-26-2012 12:01 PM



We are still on Revit 2012 and from my understanding, there were some improvements in the way Revit exports to CAD files. I'm sure most of you would agree that the export to AutoCAD feature is still a long way off. I wanted some opinions on my thoughts on how to minimize some of the errors that I recieve when I open the exported CAD files.


My problems really pertain to linetypes and hatch patterns. If I do not map any of the patterns to a standard AutoCAD linetype or hatch pattern file, then I get an error reading pattern message if I want to check out the pattern in AutoCAD. I am very inclined to wipeout all of the standard fill patterns and linestyles in Revit and make new ones based on the standard AutoCAD lines and hatches. Does this seem reasonable?


Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks



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Re: Revit 2012 - Exporting CAD DWGS best practices

08-02-2012 08:21 AM in reply to: sashk

While you should be able to create new patterns and linetypes to match the ones used in AutoCAD, whether it is reasonable or not depends on how much time and effort you want to put in.


The following resources should help with creating new patterns and lines:

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