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Revit startup – Beginners | parametricmonkey

When teaching an introductory Revit class I’m often asked ‘where do I begin?’. He is a step by step workflow to help newbies get up and running.

 

 

Step 1 – If tracing a design, vectorise drawings (optional):

  • To import a raster image in AutoCAD, type ‘XR’ to bring up the External Reference window and select Attach image (*jpg). Scale the image as required and trace.
  • To import a raster image in Rhino, go View > Background Bitmap > Place (*jpg). Scale the image as required and trace. Save file as a *dwg for import into Revit.
  • If the file is a *pdf, you can open the file directly in Rhino. Save the file as a *dwg for import into Revit.

 

 

Step 2 – Clean up the CAD drawings prior to import (optional):

  • Delete anything unnecessary, e.g. hatches. The simpler the better;
  • Flatten;
  • Purge unused;
  • Audit; and
  • Reposition to 0,0,0 if necessary.

 

 

Step 3 – Link *dwg plan in to Revit (optional):

  • Visibility Graphics (VV) > Model Categories > Site > Project Base Point, and…

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