Revit and AutoCAD

Revit OpEd

When Autodesk decided to buy Revit Technology Corporation they confused many of their own customers who, until then, were using AutoCAD or Architectural Desktop (aka ADT, now AutoCAD Architecture aka ACA). It is NOT necessary to use AutoCAD if you use Revit.

Bluebeam Tip: How to Make AutoCAD Text Searchable in PDFs

Carol Hagen

Bluebeam Revu is used by many Architects and General Contractors that also use AutoCAD. When you convert AutoCAD files to PDF, there’s a setting that you’ll want to check if you want to make the text searchable in your PDF.

Revit 2015, Navisworks 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

AutoCAD 2015: [link] [link] Navisworks Manage 2015: [link] Navisworks Simulate 2015: [link] *Its not live yet *, but the Revit 2015 link will look something like this: Revit 2015: [link]. AutoCAD 2015 BDSP 2015 BDSU 2015 direct download Navisworks 2015 Revit 2015

AutoCAD 2015 Tip - Align Tool

Revit OpEd

If you know that AutoCAD has an Align tool then you really know AutoCAD. you know AutoCAD). Align AutoCAD Tips When you have two things you''d like to line up with one another you can use the Align tool.

AutoCAD Now Available For Free on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

What Revit Wants

AutoCAD 360 that is. AutoCAD 360 mobile windows 10It has now been released as a UWP app for all Windows 10 devices. Check it out at: [link].

Phase Aware Exporting to AutoCAD

CAD Shack

If you have ever had to export Revit to AutoCAD, it probably went extremely well.Simply use the Export tool under the application menu, pick your AutoCAD version, and the views required.

Download Update for better Snapping to Attached Coordination Model (Navisworks NWD NWC) in AutoCAD 2016 products

What Revit Wants

How to use: Install the update to AutoCAD 2016 Open a DWG file CMATTACH Choose NWC or NWD to Attach (this lets you view the Navisworks file in your AutoCAD drawing). You can now model on the plane of these view to make new AutoCAD geometry.

Export Geometry from Navisworks into Revit (and back again) using only AutoCAD

What Revit Wants

Did you know that vanilla AutoCAD has a FBXIMPORT command? You can limit polygons (advised for big models) 2) FBXIMPORT in AutoCAD - untick Cameras and Block options as they can be problematic. I have previously discussed going from Navisworks to Revit using FBX - 3dsMax - SAT.

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Complementing CAD

Carol Hagen

Bluebeam Revu CAD Architectural Sketch Autocad Bluebeam Revu Tips Floorplan Illustration While many Architectural, Engineering and Construction firms use Bluebeam Revu to convert CAD to PDF, there’s an often overlooked capability that is as plain as the nose on your face.

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Updated BIM360 Glue addins for AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks (version 4.33.6482) - Direct Links

What Revit Wants

AutoCAD 2015: msi Revit 2015:

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Raster to Vector to DXF for use in AutoCAD, Revit or Navisworks

What Revit Wants

Take a hand sketch, for example - how can you get that into a format that can easily be used in AutoCAD or Revit? From here, you can get to AutoCAD or Navisworks easily. We often have to deal with data that hasn''t always "lived" in our CAD, BIM or Revit world.

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Create Topography from Lines in Revit (no more AutoCAD needed for this task?)

What Revit Wants

Download the add-in: Topo From Lines | Autodesk Revit | Autodesk Exchange Apps. Update it: Use this files in this ZIP to replace the files installed in C:ProgramDataAutodeskApplicationPluginsTopo From Lines.bundle. link].

How to Install Autodesk 360 Sync for Desktop as a Standalone Package (without AutoCAD)

What Revit Wants

You probably won''t find Autodesk 360 Desktop sync install package for download online, but you can install it "standalone".

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How to use AutoCAD for generating bar bending schedule

Construction Cost Estimating

link] In this present video, one can learn how to use AutoCAD to produce bar bending schedule of staircase. AutoCAD Blocks AutoCAD Civil AutoCAD Drawings AutoCAD DWG AutoCAD Electrical Bar Schedule Videos

Autodesk 2017 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

Navisworks Manage 2017 [link] [link] Navisworks Simulate 2017 [link] [link] AutoCAD 2017 [link] [link] [link] AutoCAD MEP 2017 [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2017 [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]. AutoCAD 2017 Autodesk 2017 autodesk software download direct download Navisworks 2017Revit or Building Design Suite links will be added here when they become available.

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Announcing the release of AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2012

BIM & Beam

Bluebeam Tip: How to Transfer the.DWG file layer information to PDF

Carol Hagen

Bluebeam has had many people request that they transfer the DWG layers from AutoCAD into a Revu PDF. That being said, I did ask the status of this feature on the Bluebeam Roadmap and the reply received was AutoCAD has not opened the layers function in their API.

Flatten Text Elevation In AutoCAD to Fix “Extents Greater Than” When Linking to Revit

What Revit Wants

The short list of steps to take in AutoCAD to clean up a survey DWG is: PURGE. And what if you can’t find the problem in a plan or top view in AutoCAD? We need to directly edit the Text Alignment Z in AutoCAD. AutoCAD autocad civil3d dwg survey

How To Get Inverted User Interface Colours in Revit

What Revit Wants

autocad ui user interfaceWant to try something completely different? Start the Magnifier tool in Windows, set scale to 100%, then go to settings and enable "Turn on color inversion". If you have a CAD user who doesn't like the change to the Revit UI, maybe this will help them? :).


How To Load the Autodesk Navisworks Export Menu in an AutoCAD-based Application

What Revit Wants

Note: For AutoCAD 20xx based applications, this file is located under C:Program FilesCommon FilesAutodesk Shared Navisworks 2015 NWExport20xxlwnw_export.mnu. So, for example, for AutoCAD 2015 based applications, this file is located under C:Program FilesCommon FilesAutodesk Shared Navisworks 2015 NWExport2015lwnw_export.mnu From: Help: To Load the Autodesk Navisworks Export Menu in an AutoCAD-based Application. You could use NWCOUT, or.

Construction Collaboration: PDF Secrets Part 1 – Estimating Takeoff

Carol Hagen

Print to PDF gets the document out of that technical construction software package (AutoCAD, Revit, etc) and serves it up for every construction team member, without needing the same software. Construction collaboration with PDFs has been utilized poorly.

How to make estimates for road with Autocad

Construction Cost Estimating

By going through this online presentation, the construction professional can learn how to use Autocad for creating estimates for roads & highways which cover QUANTITY ESTIMATION OF ROAD WORKS , EARTHWORK CALCULATIONS , CROSS & L SECT.

Start AutoCAD without any drawing open

What Revit Wants

When you close AutoCAD and then re-open it, you will be greeted with a nice, clean screen with no drawing opened. startup settings autocadAt command prompt, type STARTUP and hit Enter. Type 2 and hit Enter.

AutoCAD 360 BETA Support Center

What Revit Wants

360 AutoCAD 360 salesforce support Check it out at: If you go to (the engine behind this new endeavour), you will see that it mentions Salesforce , which currently also handles Autodesk''s support tickets and other Subscription services. Heads-up: [link].

Autodesk 2018 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

No Revit links. But they are imminent. As usual, these will be trial links. You will need appropriate serial numbers to activate, obtained from Autodesk. Revit 2018 Products Revit Live 2018 (formerly Autodesk Live, Autodesk landing page here ) [link] Revit 2018 Links not live

Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit?

What Revit Wants

tool, even AutoCAD. The hardest part of the transition from AutoCAD to Revit is not the. AutoCAD approaches and replacing the thought process used to approach a. Read the whole post: How to approach migrating from AutoCAD to Revit | | paul aubin autocad Some wisdoms from Paul Aubin: BIM isn’t a particular product, but rather a description of the process. and intent of the deliverables used to describe, construct, and even.


Use of excel and AutoCAD for detailing Steel Reinforcing (Rebar) Bending Schedules for Concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

In this video, Mr. Walls explicitly narrates detailing Steel Reinforcing (Rebar) Bending Schedules for Concrete with the use of AutoCAD and Excel. Process for drawing a schedule in AutoCAD ? Process for generating the schedule in Excel and send it into AutoCAD.

AutoCAD vs. ABS vs. Revit Systems

CAD Shack

Digital Drafting Whether you liked AutoCAD, MicroStation, or whatever. (I Instead of digital lines, new entities called objects were introduced on the AutoCAD platform that contained specific properties to the object type. The minute you draw it twice in AutoCAD or ABS somebody changes one of two and now, there’s a disconnect. AutoCAD 2007 Advantages -Highly adaptive to most any drafting use. -It’s ABS will draft AutoCAD into the ground when properly set up.

Point Cloud Feature Extraction for AutoCAD

What Revit Wants

While the free Labs Point Cloud Feature Extraction for Revit 2012 is very hard to find these days, there is a version of this tool available for AutoCAD: Point Cloud Feature Extraction | AutoCAD | Autodesk Exchange Apps. point cloud autocad Use this plug-in to create geometry and primitive shapes that align with the features of the point cloud. To help isolate the shapes, planes, and sections you want to extract, you can crop, or hide, one or more areas of the point cloud.

Bentley ProjectWise to get more ‘cloudy’ with Bentley Connect

Extranet Evolution

As part of the Bentley portfolio, it is, of course, well integrated with other Bentley projects, as well as other standard industry applications (Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, etc), offering a range of different views of data and easy content reuse.

Revit OpEd: Importing AutoCAD File Fails

Revit OpEd

Importing AutoCAD File Fails. When you try to import AutoCAD data you might have seen this series of messages before? Its especially confusing if you just were looking at the file in AutoCAD and know there are elements there. Importing AutoCAD File Fails. Revit OpEd.

Triple-Bottom-Line Software Automates Sustainable Cost-Benefit Analysis

ENR Construction

A new service designed to analyze social, environmental and financial impacts of an infrastructure project design as part of BIM workflow is offered as a plug-in to AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Autodesk Shared Reference Point 2015 to facilitate Civil3D and Revit coordinate system collaboration

What Revit Wants

Autodesk® Shared Reference Point 2015 provides functionality to export known points and elevation from AutoCAD® Civil 3D software to an external file, in which Autodesk® Revit® software can import and setup a "Shared Coordinate System." Note: you will need to login to Subscription to download.

AutoCAD REVIT Architecture Suite 2009.1

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad BIM?

Currently that suite includes REVIT Architectural 2009 and Autocad 2009. Suite will include those applications as well as AutoCAD Architecture.This decision was made to allow those thinking of migrating to a true BIM product can make that move and still keep. AUTOCAD REVIT softwareAutodesk announced to it's Reseller's sales staff that they are coming out with a point release for REVIT Architectural Suite.

AutoCAD MEP Clash Reports

CAD Shack

Revit products have had the ability to report all interferences in a schedule since they came out, which has made them fundamentally better than looking all over the place to red lines hidden in a busy drawing in ABS/AutoCAD MEP. Well, here's a gem of an undocumented command for AutoCAD MEP.

Top 5 Android Apps In 2016 For Construction Professionals

Construction Cost Estimating

AutoCAD 360 Autodesk® AutoCAD 360 previously known as AutoCAD WS, belongs to the authorized AutoCAD® mobile app. AutoCAD 360 is a user-friendly and free mobile app that can significantly improve the drafting process.

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Glue Updates and 2016 New Features (Navisworks Manage 2016 for every Glue user :-)

What Revit Wants

AutoCAD 2016 Autodesk 2016 BIM 360 Glue Navisworks 2016