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    Post AutoCAD 2018 - Revit 2018 import error

    We're getting a lot of Warnings regarding Linking dwg files into Revit when the file is saved as a 2018 dwg. Revit asked for Proxygraphics to be set to 1 even when it is already 1 and says there is nothing in modelspace when there is.

    Our workaround is that saving the dwg as a 2017 file fixes all of these issues.

    Is there a better solution or setting I need to adjust within ACAD 2018?

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    It's going to depend on what version of Revit you're in. Revit 2017 and earlier don't recognize the dwg18 format, since it wasn't out yet. But in AutoCAD you can set your save options to always save down to dwg13. Saves a lot of time.

    Edit: im a jackass. I missed that you said you're already in 2018. Well that's weird!

    Sent from my Phablet. Please excuse typos... and bad ideas.

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    Do you have anything beyond base AutoCAD installed? Civil3D or AutoCAD for Architecture (or whatever they're calling it this year)?
    Either of those could cause the proxy graphics warning.

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    Dave thanks. No it's just vanilla ACAD.

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    Aaron,

    Thanks. Yes we've set our ACAD default to 2017 now. Seems the easiest thing to do at this stage as we have some projects in Revit 2018 and some legacy ones as far back as 2016 versions.

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    That's our standard policy, anyway.
    We always upgrade our software to the most recent version, but for the first year of a DWG file format change, we set the Save to the old format.
    Only when the second version using the new format comes out do we set the save to the new format.
    That buys us a year for everyone else to get upgraded.
    Saves a lot of phone calls "Can you save it back?"

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