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Revit – Connecting to AutoCAD
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To start a new chapter, we will also need a suitable example. To that end, I have already opened one of the exercise files, and you can see its name at the top of the screen. If we ignore these four markers, we have a completely empty project in front of us, so I will take the opportunity to insert into it a drawing that I previously prepared in AutoCAD. For that, it is enough to launch the Import CAD function from the Insert section and select the appropriate file in the box that follows. This will not be difficult for me, because the program will automatically display the contents of the folder in which the project I am currently working is located. As soon as I make a selection with the left mouse button, a simplified view of the selected drawing (Preview) will appear on the right side of the frame, so I will be able to check what is in it. Since at this moment I want to speed up the entire process as much as possible, I will not dwell on additional options, but I will use the opportunity to predetermine the position of the inserted drawing by selecting the Auto – Center to Center item. Now all I have to do is click the Open button and complete the whole process.

As you can see, the inserted elements are not in any way related to the existing markers, but this is not of great importance at this point. In order to show you the complete plan, I need to turn the wheel to reduce the scale a little and then hold it to move the field of view.

If I now click on any line, the program will automatically select the entire plan, which means that it represents a unique element. At the same time, functions will appear at the top of the screen that allow me to make certain changes on it, but I will not deal with that for now. Instead, I’d like to turn your attention to something else, so I’ll go back to the Insert section and start the Manage Links function. If you expected the next frame to display information related to the inserted drawing, you will be surprised to find that there is nothing in it. On the other hand, it is completely logical because this is not about linked files because all the elements you see on the screen are simply transferred from the selected drawing.

If you don’t like it, you can get rid of all unnecessary elements at any time. For that, it is enough to select the entire plan with one click and select the function for deletion from the palette. Since I have successfully deleted all inserted elements in this way, I have no choice but to return to the previous view using the Pan function.

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