Chapter 5Multiplatform Interoperability: Working with 2D and 3D Data

This chapter introduces you to the best-practice techniques for importing data into your Autodesk® Revit® 2016 database, either directly into the project file or via a loadable family. The chapter also covers which data to use and when in the project life cycle to use it. Selecting a button that performs the import is easy—but, more important, why are you doing it? And for that matter, should you be doing it?

Not only can you import 2D information, but 3D solids contained in an import can now be exploded and manipulated within Revit. These two types of databases are different, so when you have to start working with other consultants who use other data types, you may experience ...

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