Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Importing DWG files using Shared Coordinates.

Depending on how you have your project setup, it may be worth knowing you can import a DWG file into the project file using the project shared coordinates. You can only do this using the “link” import option. If you don’t tick link, it won’t work.

When you tick link you can select shared coordinates in the positioning pull down.

When you import the file you will get the following message:

Basically by importing a linked DWG file it will import the DWG file from the DWG’s origin point to the project Shared Coordinates origin point.

Just a word of warning:

If you Shared Coordinates origin is more then 1600 meters away from the center of our Revit project, it may not import or you may get graphic display errors in the import file.

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