Tuesday, March 7, 2017

RVT 2 DWG (DND Standard)

From the Autodesk App Store:

The RVT 2 DWG Suite is a line of conversion utilities (which includes processes as well) that allows users to convert an Autodesk® Revit® Model/Sheet to a standard Autodesk® AutoCAD® DWG file format. We use the Revit Export to CAD option that is built into Revit of course. But our conversion utilities go much further and have been customized for different Canadian Federal and Provincial Government Dept. and for commercial clients usage as well. (with US Federal and States to come).

Who needs it? Anyone using Revit to create AutoCAD drawing files that need to meet a specific DWG CAD Standard. It does not matter if you are the Architect, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical engineering or if you are an Interior Designer If you’ve committed to Revit because of its efficiency over AutoCAD (or other CAD platforms) for production drafting, then you need to finish it up by adding RVT 2 DWG. It will save you countless days of labor when it comes to meeting and passing a QA checker.

If you need to convert to DWG, but with a different company standard that is not listed below, give us a call, we would be happy to adjust our software to meet your requirements!

RVT 2 DWG is currently available in 5 different Standards, DND CAD Standards, PWGSC Atlantic, PWGSC NCA, PWGSC Ontario and NS DTI (Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure).

How does it work? The conversion is a 3 step process. The first part of the process (before creating the model) is to learn how to use the pre-built Revit families (such as TitleBlocks, Elevation, Section and Details Markers and other, all included as part of the conversion utility – specific to your standard) which are compliant with the standard that you are trying to convert to. The second part makes use of the Revit Export to CAD conversion utility to map the Revit objects to AutoCAD layers, as close as possible based on the standard you are trying to export to. However, as you know, Revit messes up the Text Styles, Dimensions Styles, layers, and many other items. So there is the 3rd step. The third and final step is our conversion utility (which can be run in batch mode using ScriptPro) which takes the DWG file (created by Revit) and cleans up the messy DWG, in order for your DWG file to pass any QA check (from PWGSC) or DND Checker (from Canadian DND).

Installation Support is FREE. Product support can be purchased separately.

Once the software has been purchased and payment has been processed, you will receive an e-mail with an Install Key based on the e-mail address of the user that did the purchase. The Install Key is required to install and run the software.

Pre-Requisite: At the end of your cleanup process and before submitting to DND, you will need to run the DND checker. And since a portion of "passing" the DND Check requires the correct Color Tables for printing, this means you will need to download and install the FREE DND CAD Standards software (see link below).

Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).

About This Version

Version 1.2014.116, 3/6/2017 – Version 1 of app. Works with Revit and AutoCAD 2014 to 2017. Tested against Canadian DND CAD Standards ver 2.3 using DND Checker, ver 1.16

The RVT 2 DWG (DND Standard) add-in is brought to you by Atlantic CAD Solutions Inc. It's priced at 600.00 USD.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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