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    Exporting to CAD - Text is always white?

    Hoping there's someone who has experience with customizing a CAD export settings text file for their office standards here...

    Anyone know what setting to change to make text/leaders export as yellow? I currently have it set to "2" which works for most other things, but when I open it in AutoCAD, the color is set to "White" for some reason. It's "ByLayer" color is yellow (2) but for some reason, it's set to white.

    If I set the "Layers and Properties:" setting to "All properties BYLAYER, no overrides," then it works, but if I do it by "Category properties BYLAYER, overrides BYENTITY," it's white. I don't want to set it to the former in case people have used the override graphics by element/category feature.

    After some experimenting, it seems I can make the text export as yellow (ByLayer) if I literally change its color to yellow in Revit before exporting...I hope that's not the only way.


    Another weird thing...
    this project's dimensions are all in meters, so there's a dimension type set up that displays meters. However, when I export with the "One DWG unit is:" set to millimeters, what once was 28.64 m is now 28640.00 m. If I change that same setting from millimeters to meters, the dimensions show up correctly, but the linetypes don't display correctly (i.e. all dashed lines are now solid). Changing the Project Units within Revit doesn't seem to do anything.
    Last edited by darryl; September 14, 2011, 06:25 PM.

    #2
    Probably not the answer you wanna hear, but upgrade to 2012 and make use of the new Layer Modifiers in the Export Dialogue - Believe that they might solve both your problems.
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Thanks for the reply, Munkholm!

      Luckily, our office has a copy of RAC2012, so I just installed it.

      I exported again and 1 weird thing happened: all of my dimensions now all seem to be rounding down or up to the nearest 10m (attached image). None of the lengths are even numbers and the 10.00M number is supposed to be 6.79M.

      I also attached a screenshot of my text to show what's going on there.

      I looked through the export settings, but I really have no clue what to change to make my text yellow or the dimensions show up as they did in Revit. Anyone have a clue as to which settings to tweak?

      Times like these make me envious of everyone who doesn't need to deal with projects where there's a DWG deliverable. :banghead:
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        #4
        Could you post part of the (2012) project?
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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          #5
          Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
          Could you post part of the (2012) project?
          With pleasure. Here is the file!

          Err, I'm getting a message saying the forum limit is 3.91MB for this file type so instead, please see this link to download the file via Dropbox.

          http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5413428/sample.rvt

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            #6
            Sorry, I'm drawing blank here.
            I would probably be able to help you in 2011 and earlier. But in 2012 I have no clue on how to change anything.
            Thank god I don't have to do dwg delivarebles, and if I do I can just export to OOTB settings...
            Martijn de Riet
            Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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              #7
              The White can be eliminated by saving back to AutoCAD 2000 File Format
              From what I have seen, The white gets added if you export to 2004 or above
              Dwane

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