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    Hey i am trying to set up a cad "layers from standards" export so that it can be printed from cad and look same as it does in revit. I have been struggling through it, can not get the different colour schemes to appear correctly, they all become one colour hatch in autocad, does anyone know how to set them to be diferent, ( i tried making a filter with one of the colours set to override, but it still apears by layer in cad) (this same method has worked for walls) if anyone has any pointers at all for setting up such a file please help, dealing with that text file has been.. fun....

    thanks for the help

    #2
    First off....why would you print from CAD? Second...make sure your using a plot style based on the PCP file that is produced when you export to DWG...

    But have you tried the Layer Modifiers to add the Function and Structural Usage perhaps? Personally I have never felt the need to do this, as my exports are for coordination only....but it's a thought...
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      thanks for the reply, unfortunately printing will have to be from cad, and yes i have used the pcp file and been modifying the text file to make it produce the result i want, the problem is whenever there is a variation within the layer itself, i was able to make different wall hatches show up correctly using filters, however the same method has not worked on the color scheme, i am hoping someone out there can help with that, its simple, half the rooms are light gray, others are dark gray, in cad they all come in as default color (light gray) and my filter for dark gray override is getting ignored, im not sure what to do

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        #4
        Sounds like you need to talk to whomever is making you print from CAD. You will never be able to get a print out of cad that looks just like you have it in revit. Its just not possible. You can get close but you'll never get it right without significant rework in cad. Revit was not meant to make cad drawings for print. you can export for backgrounds for consultants. But you are going to be very frustrated trying to do what you are trying to do. You maybe able to write a script in cad that cleans up some of it. 10 years+ ago we had a couple jobs at WATG that needed some views printed from cad and we had someone right a lisp routine that did numerous things to the cad file and it worked ok. Good luck. I used to say, if CAD is the final deliverable you need to work in CAD, If a building is your final deliverable, work in revit
        Scott D. Brown, AIA | Senior Project Manager | Beck Group

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          #5
          any advice on the color scheme specifically tho?

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