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    Problems importing/ linking Autocad 2013 to Revit 2012

    Anyone else having problems with this? We are getting all sorts of errors ranging from typical "no valid elements in model space" to "changing proxy graphics", that solved traditionally make no difference.

    Saving down to Acad2010 and re-importing seems to solve it.

    Just curious what’s up here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jj Mac View Post
    Anyone else having problems with this? We are getting all sorts of errors ranging from typical "no valid elements in model space" to "changing proxy graphics", that solved traditionally make no difference.

    Saving down to Acad2010 and re-importing seems to solve it.

    Just curious what’s up here?
    hmmm, I did three major projects in Revit 2012 with hundreds of Acad 2013 links (details) in each without any problems. I now detail in Revit so don't deal with it any longer though.

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    Ya these files are just surveys/landscape backgrounds...

    Thanks anyway Dave, good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jj Mac View Post
    Ya these files are just surveys/landscape backgrounds...

    Thanks anyway Dave, good to know.
    maybe a long distance from basepoint issue??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jj Mac View Post
    Ya these files are just surveys/landscape backgrounds...

    Thanks anyway Dave, good to know.
    I believe civil 3D and Revit don't play along nicely. Is it possible they are C3D drawings?

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    I have had great success using the command "-exporttoautocad" before saving my CAD files for revit import. It converts objects down and flattens up any crazy 3D geometry that may be in the file.

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    CAD import

    I've had luck solving this crazy issue by saving the CAD file back to 2000/2000i format. but as always, i purge, clip, zoom in and out for all XYZ coordinates of objects too.

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    Saving down fixes it. You have to remember that DWG changes *formats* every three years: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013.

    Revit 2012 doesnt know what a 2013 DWG is. Save it down to 2010 DWG and it will work fine.

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