Using Details from Other Files

It is not uncommon to have details in your Revit model that were originally created in a CAD program. Sometimes these are details taken from a manufacturer's website, and sometimes they can be details drawn in other projects or from an office library and you simply want to reuse them in your project rather than re-create them. Regardless of where they have originated, Revit has the ability to work with 2D detail elements and import or link them into the model for use in your project.

Revit allows you to both link and insert CAD files into your model to be used in your documentation. You can find both of these functions on the Insert tab. There are several file types you can both insert and link into Revit: DWG, ...

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