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    Osnap for CAD link


    The Alignment feature in Revit (new school osnap) works great for Revit modelled elements, however I can't seem to get it to work for CAD link drawings.

    As an example, I'm placing a footing family element and using a CAD Link drawing as a reference for where to place it. I would like to place it in the centre of a square so i hover over the midpoint of one side (yes, it acknowledges and highlights with a purple triangle), I then hover over the other midpoint and get the same highlight. Now in AutoCAd the osnap feature will give me an inference line to follow and will find the centre of the square. This does not seem to happen in Revit.

    Any ideas on what I need to do differently to get this to work?

    Thanks heaps.

    You won't. The CAD-link is a dumb collections of lines in Revit. So don't expect any intelligent behaviour.
    As for Revit geometry: this snaps to refplanes and/or actual geometry. No such behaviour as in autocad.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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      Draw a quick RP or detail line from midpoint to midpoint. Align the footing. Delete the RP or detail line.


        Thanks for the tips guys.


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