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    Convert PLINEs to Room Separation?

    Does anyone know of a routine to convert AutoCAD PLINEs to Revit Room Separation lines?
    Did a few searches, and found no definitive answers.
    We've got several Health Care clients that we still maintain AutoCAD files with AutoCAD Map for Room Areas.
    One or two clients paid for us to convert these files to Revit, but it was a time-consuming (and thus expensive) process to trace the drawings.
    If we could simply copy the PLINEs from AutoCAD and Paste them as Room Separation Lines, that would cut the work effort more than in half.
    However, you can't Paste into a Room Separation boundary.
    I assume there is some method to create RS lines in the API, but I haven't dived in the the API yet.

    I'd be willing to learn (I do know VBA, not .net, and not Revit API), but if there's something out there already, we'd be willing to negotiate.
    Don't need anything fancy, and I've already got a LISP routine to do the export from ACAD into a text file of points.

    Yes, I know we'd be better off to draw walls in Revit, but it took us nearly $100K to do that for the last client.
    Converting RS lines and using DWG plans for s would be a way to get the project into Revit on the cheap. Once we're started, we can slowly make it into a real Revit project.
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

    Not sure there's an OTTB automated solution, but you could try: (this is an obvious answer, I know, but what the heck!)

    WBLOCK only the Polylines from Cad, Purge and Link into Revit. Isolate the Cad Link and RS lines in your view.

    Use "Pick lines" when placing new Room Separation Lines, and hold down the Tab key to "auto-select" them.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite


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