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Thread: DWG file linked shows solid instead of hatched pattern in Revit

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    DWG file linked shows solid instead of hatched pattern in Revit

    I am linking in details I drew in AutoCAD into Revit. The hatch patterns are coming in solid instead of the correct hatch pattern. I think Revit doesn't like my AutoCAD hatch patterns because it doesn't recognize it, so its spitting out a solid pattern at me. Is there another way to do this other than exploding the hatch within my dwg files?

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    Draw your details in Revit drafting views vs Autocad...

    You found one of the reasons this is recommended.

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    I agree 100%. Drafting in Revit would be ideal, but in the meantime my hands are tied. The firm I work with is very resistant to Revit, they are still very much attached to AutoCAD.

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    If they are resisting then they should stay in Autocad. There is no reason to link in so many DWG files into Revit...keep the details on Autocad sheets.

    You can use the dummy drafting view method on sheets to link callouts to the appropriate CAD Detail.
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    How would I reference another view with my dummy call out if there is not a drafting view of the cad file in Revit? Would I need to create a new call out family with labels I can edit instead? Or create empty drafting views?

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    You add something to a drafting view...like text or something and name the view accordingly... like 1/A9.01 and place on sheet A9.01 as detail 1...Do that for all the detail sheets and details that you have in Autocad.

    That was the method we used years ago before we finally converted all of our standard details to Revit.
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    An after thought:

    How did you handle tracking revisions and revision schedules on your detail sheets in AutoCAD?

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    Same way as we have done for over 20 years...text input/clouds on each sheet. There is no database of info, it is graphics only for printing.

    (Geez...did I start using Autocad over 20 years ago?...First introduction to Autocad was 30 years ago!)

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    One of the issues I ran into while trying this out:

    My sections in pdf lose their paths. They are no longer smart sections. Meaning, they wont jump to the sheet that the detail is referencing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthRevi View Post
    One of the issues I ran into while trying this out:

    My sections in pdf lose their paths. They are no longer smart sections. Meaning, they wont jump to the sheet that the detail is referencing.
    See Post #2
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