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    How to link properly ACAD notes to Revit to get actual scale

    Any one has sovled this kind of problem?

    All of my company Standard General Notes and Typical Details are in ACAD.
    I don't want to create new in REVIT.
    I tried to link it but i'm in trouble when I put it into sheets.

    It appears so much bigger than my title block. Furthermore, it still doesn't work even though I binded (import) the whole file and explode.

    How can i adjust it , please kindly advise.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Your boss is not going to like the answer, but the best way is to not do it at all.

    It is far better to recreate the general notes and details as revit families. Whilst it seems like a lot of work, it will save you in the long run.

    If you use the forums search function, you will find a number of threads on these sort of matters.

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    Redo them all, that's the only sustainable way.
    Compare it to buying a new car. You're not going to take out a brand new engine and replace it with the old one just cause it feels familiair. You get used to it and deal with it.

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    If they are all on one sheet then you'll need to break it up into individual details (files) so they can be imported into individual drafting views. This is necessary because Revit will do the tracking of annotation information (sheet number/detail number) for each drafting view. The scale of the drafting view should be the same scale as the intended scale of the information in AutoCAD. For example, if you adjusted the size of the text in AutoCAD so you could get the correct output for 1:50 then set the Drafting View scale to 1:50, then import the detail.

    You have to check the fidelity of the imported dwg, arrowheads on dimensions, text format (no .shx fonts in Revit only TTF), no polylines in Revit, no Regions in Revit, some hatch patterns scale is too dense to display in Revit, lines that are tiny (less than 1/32") will not be created in Revit. For this reason creating details natively in Revit is a more reliable solution (though time consuming), you'll be more certain that the detail shows everything you intended to show. Otherwise you run the risk of importing and missing something that's wrong with the import.

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    Thank you all for your answers.

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