Revit MEP

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AutoCAD MEP content

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02-18-2011 07:05 AM

Is there any way I can export REVIT families to a .adsk file for use with AutoCAD MEP? I would like to be able to use more accurately dimensioned models versus the generic models currently available.

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Re: AutoCAD MEP content

02-24-2011 11:45 PM in reply to: CAVEMANED

As far as I know, you cannot export to a .adsk file but what you can do is is export the revit family as a solid and then open the solid in autocad mep and create a mvpart out of it.  There is a couple more steps involved but at least you get the correct part.  When exporting to a dwg make sure that you export it as a 3d solid and not a polyface mesh.  Autocad MEP doesnt play well with meshes and you should always use 3d solids when creating your mvparts for it.

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Re: AutoCAD MEP content

02-25-2011 07:55 AM in reply to: CAVEMANED

Thanks. I tried that and got it to work, but I wrestled it first. Hopefully the second try will be a little easier. Thanks again.

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