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    3D CAD to RAC?

    I've got an AutoCAD stair done in 3D and I now know why I'm converting to Revit! Rather than recreating the stair in Revit from scratch I'm wondering if there is a way to link it or import it to use as a background for a new Revit model? I've tried both and a link is a 2D plan and the link doesn't appear. Probably my lack of knowledge screwing this up ?
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    Hi Dave.
    Steps are:
    Create a new mass family, import 3d cad, then send to the project.
    As usual, better to avoid cad in Revit....
    Julien
    "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
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      #3
      Yup. Keep in mind: you won't be able to change the appearance (I'm pretty sure the entire stairs will show in Plan View with no option to hide beyond cut...)
      Is it very hard to redo (would probably save you tons of :banghead
      Martijn de Riet
      Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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        #4
        Or create a new Generic Model family, link the 3D cad file into the family, load into project, and it will cut in plan view better than Revit

        You could even go a step further and obtain a loadable stair family
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          #5
          I created a 3 flight stair family for a remodel...Revit just couldn't get the stairs right so I created them from the autocad file. They had a 3D view but it was flattened for printing, but I used the elevations as a guide to build a Revit version. You could do the same set your reference planes and just create extrusions...that way you can change the visibility.
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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