Importing CAD elements and converting them to a Revit tool/element  

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Is there a way of converting at CAD element you have imported into a Revit tool/element. 

My example is: In autocad I used a plugin to measure an area, Is there a way of converting these in to rooms or areas?

when I fully exploded this layer they convert into single lines. 


Posted : 16/05/2018 3:16 pm
Honorable Member Admin

Hi Freya,

As you found out- when you explode AutoCAD elements within Revit, they turn into native Revit elements- lines, text, filled regions, etc.

You best best is going to be to use the AutoCAD elements (without exploding them) in Revit as templates for the "Pick Lines" tool- in order to quickly place walls (which will then allow Rooms to be placed) or to create Area Boundary Lines.

Hope this helps,

Kind regards,


Posted : 11/06/2018 12:13 pm