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    Sample floorplans?

    Hi all, I'm a new user to Revit and I've been trying to find a sample floorplan to look through to familiarize myself with the software.

    I was specifically looking into something that's similar to a retail floorplan that had walls and such, but also lighting infrastructure that was visible on the floorplan as well. So far I've only found just lighting fixture files, or floorplans that don't seem to have lighting infrastructure marked on the map.

    Would anyone happen to have a sample floorplan that fits those requirements, or know of a good place to find such sample floorplans?

    Thanks a ton!

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    Lights are most likely going to show on a reflected ceiling plan, rather than a floor plan.

    You might go visit your local building department to get copies of plans - around here those are public record. You can even check online to see if you can access them electronically.

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    Ah got it. To clarify though- is the reflected ceiling plan a separate dwg file plan that an architect would make in addition to the general floorplan or is it a sub-plan in the general floorplan dwg file where the light fixture locations can be viewed?

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    dwg files are used in AutoCAD
    Revit has Views that can be set to display whatever part of the building model you want:
    Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, 3D View, and, yes, separate Reflected Ceiling Plan Views.
    No dwgs

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    Just my (very humble) opinion: I would start by experimenting with a blank Revit Project and creating some basic elements- rather than starting with a completed floor plan and "backward engineering" to see how it all works. By all means review completed Revit Project to see what is possible- but as a method of familiarisation of the software- I'm not convinced that's the best way to learn. As stated- just a very, very humble opinion.


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    Hi Dave, I should clarify my question- I meant once you're in a specific view of the building model, can you export that specific view into a dwg where another user who opens the dwg on something like AutoCAD would see the view that you'd exported?

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    Hi Ian, thanks for the advice. I'm not really looking to reverse-engineer how to build a floorplan but more to look to see if there exist specific functionalities in exporting lighting fixture locations on a floorplan to a dwg file that another user can use. Thanks though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ru_xenio View Post
    can you export that specific view into a dwg
    Yup.
    There's an "Export...CAD" option on the main File menu.
    You can also configure the Export to map Revit Categories to Layers if you wish.
    I don't see where you are, but if you're in the US, the default is AIA Layers

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