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    RVT to DWG

    So my firm is trying to get some RVT files to go to DWG but when they do the text sizes, dimension text, dimension leaders, and dimension over rides get altered in the conversion.

    My thought is to take and print to PDF then take the PDF to a DWG. Has anyone tried this and does anyone have different suggestions? How does the PDF to DWG deal with lineweights/line types in CAD?

    #2
    Have had a look at setting your import and export settings within Revit to match your CAD setup?

    Have never done the pdf way but I find that as soons as you go on to a third or fourth path of software you just set yourself up for more issues.
    Keep it clean and straight forward.
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    MW

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      #3
      I have been here only a few months and I personally have not looked at that. I am not sure if anyone has looked at those and set those up yet. I know they are a little different than typical for us because they are for the National Parks who like things a little differently than most...

      How did you get to the fourth image?

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        #4
        I haven't exported much to CAD lately but I would explore changing the options in the DWG dialog such as the text treatment, layer and properties, etc.
        Maybe some setting was accidentally changed
        Juan Carlos Moreno
        Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
        Sisley Cosmetics

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          #5
          Check the image 3. At the bottom right just click the drop down arrow it will take you to the tab.
          This is all under insert on the tool menu.
          MW

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            #6
            On a blog I saw it said that "Dimension and text should create new styles upon export rather than using the STANDARD style as this creates issues with older versions of AutoCAD commonly used by clients and consultants." I am not sure how to do that???

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              #7
              What version of ACAD are you running? Because I have heard of issues with pre-2007 versions.
              If that is the case, you should try to get a hold of someone with 2011 open the file there and then save as 2004-2007 format
              This might fix the problem but i'm not sure.
              Hope this helps
              Juan Carlos Moreno
              Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
              Sisley Cosmetics

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                #8
                To be honest, I am not really sure. When I export out I export as a DWG and open it to see it. I believe it is ACAD 2011.

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                  #9
                  Then I'm stumped. I will try to do some experiments and let you know if I find an answer
                  Last edited by JCM; January 13, 2011, 07:26 PM.
                  Juan Carlos Moreno
                  Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                  Sisley Cosmetics

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                    #10
                    Ok I did some experiments. When you export to dwg
                    Screen Capture 1.jpg

                    in the options
                    Screen Capture 2.jpg

                    Visual fidelity keeps the text looking like it did in revit (use this one)
                    Functional fidelity will change your text based on the size of the textbox you originally had. (If fills the textbox to the furthermost point of it) Hope this part makes sense.

                    Hope this helps. Now im not sure if overrides work in the same way but its worth taking a look in the same options dialog at Layers and Properties and testing each option
                    Juan Carlos Moreno
                    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                    Sisley Cosmetics

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