Link a CAD File

How do you overlay CAD in Revit?

Link a CAD File

  1. Open the Revit model.
  2. If you want the linked file to display only in a particular view, open that view.
  3. Click Insert tab Link panel (Link CAD).
  4. In the dialog, for Files of type, select the desired file type.
  5. Navigate to the folder that contains the file to link, and select the file.

How do I bind a CAD link in Revit?

Use the Bind Link tool to select the elements and datum from a linked model to convert to a group.

  1. In the drawing area, select the linked model.
  2. Click Modify | RVT Links tab Link panel (Bind Link).
  3. In the Bind Link Options dialog, select the elements and datum to include in the group. Attached Details.
  4. click OK.

Can you explode CAD in Revit?

You can explode imported DWG 3D solid (not Polymesh) geometry in the Family Editor environment. Select the import symbol. Click Modify | Imports in Families tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode).

How do I link a CAD file?

  1. Click Insert tab Import panel (Import CAD), or click Insert tab Link panel (Link CAD).
  2. In the Import CAD Formats or Link CAD Formats dialog, navigate to the folder that contains the file to import or link.
  3. Select the file.
  4. Specify the import or link options.
  5. Click Open.

What is the difference between link CAD and import CAD in Revit?

What is the difference between “link CAD files” and “import CAD files” in Revit? Linked files retain the reference to the external files and will update when the Revit model is reopened or the linked file is reloaded. Imported files become a part of the Revit model and lose any connection to the source.

How do I find a linked CAD file in Revit?

Within the Revit products the only way to know if a user linked a CAD file is to go to Insert tab and select the Manage Links button then the CAD Formats tab. Using this function in Revit gives the user an idea of what CAD Files in the Revit Model have been Linked.

Why is it not recommended to explode CAD in Revit?

Exploding a CAD file inside Revit is not a good idea. The problem is that Revit will change all layers into a Linestyle. That means if you have a large CAD file with many layers, you will have loads of dumb, useless linestyles. Exploding CAD: A lot of useless Line Styles are created.

How do you explode an imported DWG in Revit?

Select the import symbol. Click Modify | tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode).

How do I change a link CAD in Revit?

In Revit Architecture, click Manage tab Manage Projects panel Manage Links. In the Manage Links dialog, on the CAD Formats tab, select the linked file in the list, and click Reload. Click OK.

Can you overlay views in Revit?

When you overlay views in Revit, as long as they are the same scale, they will “snap” into place in alignment. This allows you to set up a framing plan view that just shows framing, manipulate the display settings and then place it on a sheet on top of a floor plan.

What is the best way to link DWG files in Revit?

Link CAD is better: it loads the latest version of the DWG each time you open Revit and is more efficient to manage the files. You have many settings to adjust when linking a DWG file. Use the settings below for the best results: Activate Current View Only: If left unchecked, the DWG file will appear in all views of the model.

How to prepare CAD file in Revit?

1- PREPARE CAD FILES. Any CAD files linked into Revit must follow a careful process: 1- Bind XRefs: Xrefs can cause problems. Open the Xref dialog box and bind them all, preventing duplicate layers. 2- Run “Purge”: This removes unused layers, linetypes, blocks, etc.

How to import layers from AutoCAD to Revit?

Layers: Visible: By default, all CAD layers will be imported. Set the option to Visible, which means layers that are hidden or frozen in AutoCAD won’t be imported. Positioning: The best way to position DWG file is usually to use Manual – Center option. The Auto – Origin to Origin can also be useful if the CAD file is synched with the Revit model.

How to hide a layer in Revit?

4- USE QUERY TOOL TO HIDE CAD LAYERS. Select a DWG file inside your Revit Model. In the contextual tab, you will find the Query tool. Click a line inside the DWG, then use Hide or Delete to make the layer invisible.