DWG Export Settings

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It is important to be able to export views to DWG format.

Detail views are partially constructed from model elements and can therefore not act as drafting views. However, an Architect may well wish to transform the detail views to drafting views by:

  1. Exporting the detail view to DWG
  2. Inserting and exploding the DWG into a drafting view
  3. Saving/importing the drafting view into a drafting view library (Revit project)

While it is possible to create a DWG export setup and transfer it to other projects using Transfer Project Standards, it is not possible to save the setup information to a text file.

Unless a user export setup is created, the setups will not be available for transfer between projects (and will not be visible as a category in the transfer interface).

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The <in-session export setup> does not qualify as items that can be transferred between projects.

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Note that layer mappings can be loaded from text files. A company may consider creating a text file to load layer export settings from. It is as easy as locating one of the existing standards, then modifying it for one’s own purposes, but every time a new sub-category is created, it would have to be added to the text file for consistency. The standards text files can be found by searching C:\. For Revit 2016 they are to be found in the following folder: C:\Autodesk\REX_2016_Win_64bit_dlm\REX\Autodesk Shared\Extensions 2016\Modules\Tools\DRevitFreezeDrawing\Configuration\

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Now one would simply copy one of these files, rename and edit it to one’s requirements, and then load it when exporting to DWG and creating a DWG export setup.

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By | 2017-05-24T12:12:42+00:00 October 17th, 2015|

About the Author:

After concurrently manufacturing for the Radar EW industry and reading incompletely toward Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University, I realigned toward the Architectural. Today I support the AEC professions in Cape Town as an Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. I support and facilitate training on the following software platforms: Revit (Architectural, Structural and MEP); Civil3D; AutoCAD; SANSCalc and Lumion.