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    I am providing dwg's to my client and using the AIA export settings. Inside of Revit I have my project units set to exclude the leading 0 feet and display only the inches however when I export the leading 0 feet is displayed in the dwg. Can this be fixed with a setting prior to export or must I go to each exported dwg and make the change?

    Thanks in advance

    Patrick

    #2
    Oops,
    Further review of problem is that when the client opens the files they are incorrect. When I open them here they are correct. Forgot my autocad, so I thought the setting migrate with the file? Sent him the pcp file but that only effect plotting? Any thourhts?

    Patrick

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      #3
      That shouldn't happen. As far as I know, the zero suppression is in the dimension type (under the primary units tab). I don't know why it would show when they open your drawing, unless they are importing it into one of their templates and they happen to have a dim style named the exact same as yours.
      Dan

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        #4
        Autocad is creating a dim style based on the name of the Revit family style but is changing some of the settings.

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          #5
          But you said it opens correct on your computer. How can you both be opening the same file with different results?
          Dan

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            #6
            It was one of those comfussing days. Opens correct with an Autocad viewer but not Autocad. Looks like Autocad creates a dim style with the correct name but changes some of the settings (text style and zero suppression for two). Client also found extra linework on our detail sheets with mutiple views. Apperar Autocad creates a layer for our crop regions on drafting views (color is blue and called nonplot but plots anyway. Trying to determine the most effiecient way to handle this problem. Yes we can go in and change every dwg (ugh), or writ a script (still ugh) but to date have not arrived with a decission. Small job well ok but we have some very large projects. I find it hard to believe no one else has had this problem with record drawings as required by the client.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Patrick View Post
              ... I find it hard to believe no one else has had this problem with record drawings as required by the client.
              I have seen some other weirdness, not exactly the same you've seen. Sometimes when we export to .dwg and then open the file in AutoCAD, the bubbles of the section references will be in one place and the section line itself will be somewhere else. The section line is at the correct place, though. It's the bubble the one that goes off somewhere. Similar things have ocurred with the level symbols. The occurrence is random, though. Most of the times it is correct. But we don't know what causes it and of course we don't know how to prevent this from happening.
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                #8
                AHh, I see. You'd think a company that owns and develops both programs would have them export without issue. I guess not. lol
                Dan

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                  AHh, I see. You'd think a company that owns and develops both programs would have them export without issue. I guess not. lol
                  Welcome to the world of Autodesk

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                    ...You'd think a company that owns and develops both programs would have them export without issue....
                    That's like saying a Ford truck tire should work on a Jaguar as a spare tire. They are both made by the same company but are two completely different vehicles.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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