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Link PDF into Revit

Link PDF into Revit

Will Revit ever support the feature of linking or attaching a PDF into the revit file?

 

 

 

98 Comments
zafzaf2008
Participant

That is a great idea, I think it should happen

philip.s
Alumni
Status changed to: Gathering Support
 
matthew.tate
Participant

It is probably doubtful as they are pushing DWFs as the standard for drawing output.

harlan_brumm
Autodesk
Status changed to: Under Review

Thanks for your submission and votes on this idea!  We are evaluating where this request falls into our roadmap and will provide an update when we have made a decision.

 

The Factory

chris.johnston
Explorer

We need to be able to directly import 2D PDFs into the model space so we can compare drawings against the model or sheets. this would really help us to action markups, check sub-contractors designs etc. The current workaround is of importing the PDF into AutoCAD and linking the DWG is very unsatisfactory!

pieter5
Advisor
vincent
Advocate

I think it is extremely incomprehensible that it is not possible to import PDFs into Revit straight off?!!!

 

Come on it's 2016!? All other CAD software has this capablility including using vector information present in the pdf?!

 

So PLEASE introduce this functionality asap!

mpwuzhere
Advisor

Once upon a time even Autocad didn't have PDF support....

 

But with that, check for other ideas first before posting a new one...

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/pdf-support/idi-p/6325091

 

It is the #2 Top Idea and is already "Under Review".

jespinoza5
Contributor

@vincent wrote:

All other CAD software has this capablility including using vector information present in the pdf?!

 

So PLEASE introduce this functionality asap!


My eyes hurt. You should never call Revit "a CAD software"

kh_jea
Advocate

Like @mpwuzhere mentioned this has already been posted, twice actually (both under review)

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/link-pdf-into-revit/idi-p/6335016

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/pdf-support/idi-p/6325091

 

Secondly, Revit isn't a CAD software, but BIM software. 3D is the standard, not 2D0

sasha.crotty
Community Manager
Status changed to: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

sasha.crotty
Community Manager
Status changed to: Future Consideration

We've completed our review of this idea. After investigating the effort required to implement this request, we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities. However, we think this is a great idea so we will reconsider it as we made adjustments to our roadmap in the future. Thanks for the submission and keep voting!

 

The Factory

ttourangeau_svn
Enthusiast

@kh_jea oh please - there are a tonne of times when a 2D PDF needs to be included on a sheet. "BIM is 3D, not 2D" ignores the fact that architects make drawing sets, and not models. 

 

@sasha.crotty "we unable to add it to our roadmap at this time due to other priorities." - are you freaking kidding me? this is so depressing and aggravating. this should have been included years ago and you still can't even add it to the roadmap?!

Pouvoir importer un fichier PDF et détecter les accrochages comme dans Autocad.
Sahay_R
Mentor

This morning I had to assist e team mate bring in a PDF as an underlay to create a new model. The model could have been created from scratch, but would have been tedious and time consuming. Lo and behold - no option to link a PDF in the Insert tab!

 

To make a long story short, the PDF was converted into a JPG and then linked in to Revit. Workable - yes. Efficient - no. Convenient - h*** NO!

 

Please give us the capability to link a PDF as an underlay. Please.

dplumb_BWBR
Advisor
kpierce
Participant

You can also use a PDF to DWG converter. This can be expensive software but considering how often we need to take a PDF to CAD, it's definitely worth it. 

ttourangeau_svn
Enthusiast

@kpierce there are many reasons to need a PDF in a drawing set, not just dwgs. lots of times you want to add consultant drawings (like a survey) or add blocks of text or stats from a PDF. ArchiCAD figured this out 10+ years ago.

jesse_
Explorer

Support PDF underlays

mpwuzhere
Advisor

This merge gives me a headache...

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