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    By Garry Stockton

    Recently whilst on support, there were 2 calls which had issues with importing DWG’s into Revit. This has prompted me to write this blog.

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    Best practices to minimise the impact on your Revit files: -

    • Completely purge all CAD files before linking them into Revit. Delete any objects and layers that you don’t want.
    • Avoid using CAD files if possible. Remove them when you’re done and make sure to delete any line patterns that were created from them.
    • Don’t use the imported line patterns for anything that you create within Revit.

    Whilst there’s no way to avoid bringing in this information if you are linking in CAD files, you need to be aware about it to minimise the problems that it can cause.

    I have seen many Revit files crash or become corrupt because of CAD elements, so beware. I’m hoping this blog will help you become aware of some limitations to linking CAD workflows and avoiding issues, as you continue to use the two applications together.