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How to save in rfa format

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    How to save in rfa format

    Hello everybody...i'm a new user to revit...i have a doubt in saving the file to rfa format in revit..actually i have imported my dwg drawing file from autocad to revit but i need the drawing to be in rfa format so someone please say how to save the file in rfa format...thanks....

    I'm guessing you started this file as a New Project.
    Unfortunately, you can't save a Project (.rvt) as a Family (.rfa)
    You'll need to start a new Family.
    From the File Menu, pick the arrow next to Open, then pick Family.
    That should bring you to a folder with the Out Of The Box family templates.
    Pick the type of family appropriate for its intended use. (Column, Door, Furniture, Duct, etc)
    If you're not sure, use Generic Model.
    Then you can create your geometry and SaveAs an .rfa

    One more word of advice.
    You're not going to get a whole lot of love around here when you mention bringing in a .dwg to create your family.
    Its an OK (I'm not going to say good) way to get started and reuse your existing content, but you'll soon find out there are a lot of downsides to Importing .dwgs
    MUCH better to use native Revit geometry.
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.


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