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Rotating Linked CAD file

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06-15-2014 07:08 PM

Hi Guys,


What I am trying to achieve is simply getting linked CAD file to rotate as soon as I import it to REVIT.


I tried all different options with rotating true North and project North and orienting the views.

The linked file rotates but as soon as the Revit model gets reopened the linked CAD file rotates back to it's original location!


I don't want to cheat and rotate the CAD file before importing to Revit. 

Have also had a look on


but didn't really help



Could someone please let me know how it can be done properly?



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Re: Rotating Linked CAD file

06-17-2014 05:39 AM in reply to: Mehdi.Kardehi

I have two immediate tests to suggest: try Pinning the CAD Link and then try linking it from your local drive (I assume the original is on a network location) and see if the problem persists. This isn't intended to be a solution; just a means of isolating the cause.

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Re: Rotating Linked CAD file

06-17-2014 04:32 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

brilliant Corey.... after pining the CAD link the issue is resolved...I also tried reloading the file and it captured all the changes in the model without rotating it back to the 1st place... it's great to have you in this forum :smileywink:

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