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    Revit to CAD

    Hello guys:


    is there a way to export all the sheets from a Revit project to a single CAD file?

    Thanks in advance
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    Not that I know off. But what do you have in mind, all plans pasted on top of eachother and a layout for each sheet with layers turned on and off?
    I mean even doing it manual (copy/paste stuff from all dwg into 1 file would be a pain in the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Not that I know off. But what do you have in mind, all plans pasted on top of eachother and a layout for each sheet with layers turned on and off?
    I mean even doing it manual (copy/paste stuff from all dwg into 1 file would be a pain in the butt.
    Hi and thank you for your quick answer!, is not my idea but i must achieve this since is part of my work!! I was thinking to copy and paste all the DWGs into a single file but she wants to have that in an automated way, so i'm not able to respond to that yet, I guess by copy and paste all the drawings into a single one could be work fine but we have projects with 50 sheets so i guess is time consuming.

    Thank you again
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    So that would be 50 sheets copy/pasted into model space all next to each other?
    Just trying to get a feel to where your boss wants to go, to see if I can figure something out that is simple.

    Interesting that she dislikes Revit, but expects it to export all the Revit sheets to 1 AutoCAD file. Maybe here beloved AutoCAD can IMPORT all the dwg in an automated way
    To be honest I think that might be possible with some LISP routine in AutoCAD, but last time I did LISP was about 15 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    So that would be 50 sheets copy/pasted into model space all next to each other?

    To be honest I think that might be possible with some LISP routine in AutoCAD, but last time I did LISP was about 15 years ago
    Hi again Robin!!

    Revit + Enscape renders quality!!

    I've never done lisp!!
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    Put all 50 views on one sheet and then export to dwg *shrugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by elton williams View Post
    Put all 50 views on one sheet and then export to dwg *shrugs*
    Hi Elton and thank you, I've already thought of that the only problem is the legends that we have in our sheets, my initial solution was the classic all into one PDF!!
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    I'm sure Dynamo could do everything at the push of a button, including multiple/duplicated legends.

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    I think I have the best solution for you, GET ANOTHER JOB !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elton williams View Post
    Put all 50 views on one sheet and then export to dwg *shrugs*
    Knowing what I know about his boss (and no that is not much, but more then enough) she wants to have the titleblocks in the dwg as well, so 50 views in 1 sheet will not cut it.

    Don't know if Dynamo can open a dwg and paste the next dwg sheet in there, seems like something it can not do, but I really don't know.

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