Monday, September 22, 2008

DWG Created from Revit

Ever wonder if there was a way to determine if a CAD file (.dwg or .dxf) was created with Revit. Well there is... This solution was published by Autodesk Support.

Issue:
You want to determine whether a DWG file was originally created in Autodesk® Revit® Building.

Solution
To determine whether a DWG file was originally created in Autodesk® Revit® Building

  1. Open the DWG file in AutoCAD® or an AutoCAD-based application.
  2. Enter Filter on the command line.
  3. Select XDATA ID from the Filter drop-down list.
  4. Click Select.
  5. In XDATA ID list, look for an entry for Revit. If such an entry exists, then the file was created in Revit.

Click here to go to Autodesk's Support site and view this solution.

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