Does Revit support DWG files?

How do you insert a DWG into Revit?

Import a CAD File

  1. Click Insert tab Import panel (Import CAD).
  2. In the dialog, for Files of type, select the desired file type.
  3. Navigate to the folder that contains the file to import, and select the file. …
  4. Specify options. …
  5. Click Open.

Where are Revit imported CAD files?

Start Ideate Explorer. Expand the list underneath the CAD Imports or CAD Links category. Select the checkbox next to an individual CAD Import or CAD Link and right-click to select Show Elements. Ideate Explorer will attempt to find a View where the CAD file is visible.

How does Revit different from AutoCAD?

The biggest difference is that AutoCAD is a CAD software and Revit is software for BIM. While AutoCAD is a general drawing tool with broad application, Revit is a design and documentation solution, supporting all phases and disciplines involved in a building project.

Why is my DWG not showing in Revit?

Causes: The CAD file has values much higher than the 20 mile limit for geometry from internal origin that was applied for Revit. The values themselves are not a problem but the CAD file has reference blocks that refer to 0,0,0 which is the cause of not displaying the CAD link.

What is the difference between “link CAD files” and “import CAD files” in Revit? Linked files retain the reference to the external files and will update when the Revit model is reopened or the linked file is reloaded. Imported files become a part of the Revit model and lose any connection to the source.

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What file types can Revit import?

Revit supports a wide range of industry standards and file formats, including:

  • Revit native formats: RVT, RFA, RTE, RFT.
  • CAD formats: DGN, DWF, DWG, DXF, IFC, SAT, and SKP.
  • Image formats: BMP, PNG, JPG, JPEG, and TIF.
  • Other formats: ODBC, HTML, TXT, and gbXML.
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