TIPS ON EXPORTING TO CAD FROM REVIT


For more help talk to Kannan, Sabu, Andy, Raina.

THE LAYER SETTINGS FILE
  1. Keep a clean write-protected copy of the layer-settings file
  2. Attached CAD files will corrupt the layer-settings with many extra categories making it difficult to edit
  3. Unload or delete all attached CAD files before starting to export to DWG
  4. Another solution is to create a new blank project, load layer settings, then open the project file.

COMPLEX FILES WITH LINKS - DIMENSION PROBLEMS
  1. Dimensions in linked files can become displaced
  2. Over-rides such as "equals" & "varies" can be turned back into numbers (very dangerous on site), to avoid this you have to export as Autocad 2000 format
  3. One possible solution is to tick "xref views on sheets" (This solution is only for displaced dimension)
  4. This will create a number of files which you can bind manually using AutoCAD
  5. Another method is to open the CAD file and enter "Undo" , "Back" then "Save"
  6. For some reason this seems to work
  7. Revit 2011 gives much better results than Revit 2009

SCRIPT FILES FOR PROCESSING DWG EXPORTS

Kannan is working on a script file for converting solid fill to a grey shade layer. This can be used on DWG files after export.