Why is it not recommended to explode CAD in Revit?

Exploding a CAD file inside Revit is not a good idea. The problem is that Revit will change all layers into a Linestyle. That means if you have a large CAD file with many layers, you will have loads of dumb, useless linestyles. Exploding CAD: A lot of useless Line Styles are created.

Can you explode a CAD file in Revit?

You can explode imported DWG 3D solid (not Polymesh) geometry in the Family Editor environment. Select the import symbol. Click Modify | Imports in Families tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode).

There are two ways you can bring CAD files into Revit, you can import the files, or you can link them. When you import a CAD file, it becomes embedded in the Revit file, and it maintains no link back to the original.

Why is CAD 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.

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Can I explode a family in Revit?

You can explode imported DWG 3D solid (not polymesh) geometry in the Family Editor environment. Select the import symbol. Click Modify | Imports in Families tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode). The 3D solids are now preserved as free form elements.

How do you explode in Revit 2020?

You can explode imported solid (not polymesh) geometry in the Family Editor environment.

  1. Select the import symbol.
  2. Click Modify | Imports in Families tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode). The 3D solids are now preserved as free form elements.

How do you explode a CAD file?

To Explode an Object

  1. Click Home tab Modify panel Explode. Find.
  2. Select the objects to be exploded. For most objects, exploding has no visible effect.

Link a CAD File

  1. Open the Revit model.
  2. If you want the linked file to display only in a particular view, open that view.
  3. Click Insert tab Link panel (Link CAD).
  4. In the dialog, for Files of type, select the desired file type.
  5. Navigate to the folder that contains the file to link, and select the file.

What is the difference between linking a CAD file and importing a CAD file?

If the linked file changes while the model is open, reload the file to retrieve the latest changes. This ability to retrieve the latest changes to a CAD file is the difference between linking and importing. When you import a CAD file, Revit uses the version of the file that you imported.

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How do I unhide a element in Revit?

Do one of the following:

  1. Click Modify | tab Reveal Hidden Elements panel (Unhide Element) or (Unhide Category).
  2. Right-click the element, and click Unhide in View Elements or Category.

How do I view imported CAD files in Revit?

To see a CAD file in a good Revit view or delete it, simply click on the Show or Delete. This also helps locating a particular imported DWG in your hundreds of views & sheets! Another nice feature is the chance to select one CAD file from the list and click Find Views.

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