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    DWG profile to RFA

    hello,
    i'd like to know if it's possible to convert a DWG pofile of steel to RFA
    some porfiles are quite complexs and don't want to redraw the profile in Revit
    Is there a way? One of my teacher (i thnik) taught me how to do this but i, unfortunately forget it!
    any idea?
    Phil
    Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
    Revit 2019

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    I'd say import dwg, draw your profile lines on top of it, delete dwg, purge
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      #3
      Originally posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
      I'd say import dwg, draw your profile lines on top of it, delete dwg, purge
      Agreed!! one can also try to explode and convert those lines, but good luck with the debris!
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        #4
        Originally posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
        I'd say import dwg, draw your profile lines on top of it, delete dwg, purge
        I would go one more level of disassociation. Import the DWG, dimension (with high tolerance dim style), rationalize the dimensions when you find the DWG is BS and has rounded dims and such, then model/draft without ever touching/associating Revit objects to the DWG, then copy/paste the Revit stuff into a new family that has never been polluted by the DWG.
        It feels like a lot of work up front, but in the long run you get a much more clean/stable/happy family.
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          #5
          And a happy family is a happy BIM engineer !
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            #6
            Originally posted by philsogood View Post
            hello,
            i'd like to know if it's possible to convert a DWG pofile of steel to RFA
            some porfiles are quite complexs and don't want to redraw the profile in Revit
            Is there a way? One of my teacher (i thnik) taught me how to do this but i, unfortunately forget it!
            any idea?
            Phil
            firstly, I'd be curious to see a "complex" steel profile. Can you post a screen shot? Secondly, I convert CAD geometry to Revit .rfa content a lot. Mostly aluminum extrusion die drawings, which in some cases are rather complex. Given this, I can skip Gordon's step of verifying the integrity of the CAD content but the rest is good advice. I use ArchSmarter Power Convert macro to quickly convert lots of linked CAD linework to Revit linework in a detail .rfa template. So, my workflow is, start a new family from the detail.rfa template, link your CAD, use Power Convert to create the Revit linework, delete the CAD file, copy paste the Revit linework into a new detail family file, save as, done. This is CAD to RVT in less than a minute. The Power Convert macro was originally free, but now Michael Kilkelly asks for a "donation" to download it and he leaves the amount up to you. I use this tool and some of his others so much that I bought his Power Pack collection. Don't remember how much it was but it wasn't expensive.
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              #7
              There’s a Dynamo package that can do that as well though not quite a one click until you build the DYN.

              Dane - How does the plugin manage lines smaller than 1/32”?


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                #8
                Originally posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
                How does the plugin manage lines smaller than 1/32”?
                it doesn't, which is why aluminum extrusion die drawings are always created with AutoCAD. My details are just visual representations of the shape. They are not used for computations, calculations, etc. The Power Convert macro just doesn't create a line where one exists less than the length allowed by Revit in the linked CAD file so sometimes there is a small bit of cleanup to do.
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                  #9
                  Yeah. Figured that was the case. Was secretly hoping it had a trick or two.


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                    #10
                    hi
                    am i lazy or do i prefer not wastinf my time tu draw whith revit? a littlle bit 2 in the same time
                    thank you so much for ArchSmarter Power Convert whixh seems to be really interesting, next month i try to get it!!!
                    so with that app you insert cad files then copy them and then delete it? seems really great!!
                    Phil
                    Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
                    Revit 2019

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