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    Exporting rotated views to DWG problem

    I have a bit of a problem. I need to export a series of views that are taken from my main model. These are around 10 views of a large plan. Some of them I have rotated slightly using the rotate command on the view, say 20 degrees here, 15 on another, in order that they fit on my sheets. They are then placed onto my final sheets.

    However, when I go to export the finished sheets to dwg for our M&E consultants, and look at them in Autocad, they have exported as they are visible on the sheet roatated to the same orientation..? So, where i have set up a system of shared coord's, the dwg exports are no where near where they should be on this set of sheets..?

    Is this an issue with Revit, or should I look at another method. I know if I did the same thing in Autocad from a sheet, when I looked at the model in model space, it would still correspond to my WCS..??

    Cheers
    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

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    You can't export the shared coordinate rotation & location of a plan through sheets, it needs to be done from the view.

    One jobs where we have to export .dwgs, we typically have a duplicated, or even dependant, version of the plan required, ie. "PLAN A" is set on a sheet, we have an identical "PLAN Ax" for export... that way then the drawings share a (named) relationship.

    The next problem you'll then face is how you get your titleblocks to correspond. In yesteryear we didn't do plans out of Revit because .dwg was the key deliverable, so we had "PLAN A.dwg" setup to recieve "PLAN Ax.dwg" as an xref - viewport crops the lot - but that meant updating the titleblocks was an Autocad activity and the Revit model "suffered" (or required double-handed catch up to stay current)

    If you can get away with it, just send your M&E consultants "PLAN Ax.dwg" that's all they need - they'll have the .dwf (or .pdf ?) from Revit to refer to as approved information.

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      Cheers Snowy..

      Im glad you have told me that.. (in a strange sort of way). I did a little research and that lines up with what I have found.

      Of course, ideally we shouldnt be exporting to dwg's as we are all BIM........ Anyway, I will set up a "master" plan so that I can avoid this problem.

      We always send out an official PDF anyway, so the dwg export is really an addendum to whats gone out, for integration into their files.

      Thanks again....
      I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

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