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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2015, 09:38:47 AM »
So, the display settings that make the .dwg look like the PDF is in the Page Set-Up settings in AutoCAD, but, and that's a big but, the export settings need to be set-up properly in Revit.

What part are you having trouble with?
Even still, if you don't include the PCP file it's all for naught since that's ultimately what controls the final output of the DWG.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2015, 09:40:20 AM »
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2015, 10:00:28 AM »
Even still, if you don't include the PCP file it's all for naught since that's ultimately what controls the final output of the DWG.

Doesn't having a Page Set-Up and .ctb preclude the need for the .pcp?
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2015, 10:17:07 AM »
I don't believe you can pre-set a page setup when exporting from Revit, can you? Besides, a page setup controls settings for printing, which includes the PCP. It all comes back to having the correct PCP for printing from AutoCAD.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2015, 10:20:29 AM »
I don't think you can get all the way there directly from Revit. One would have to do a bit of set-up after exporting.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 10:44:15 AM »
Even still, if you don't include the PCP file it's all for naught since that's ultimately what controls the final output of the DWG.

Doesn't having a Page Set-Up and .ctb preclude the need for the .pcp?
the ctb can start from the pcp file
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 11:01:36 AM »
Would you have to use each PCP that is generated for each exported sheet? 

Me know nothing about PCPs
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2015, 11:09:41 AM »
Would you have to use each PCP that is generated for each exported sheet?

Most likely.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2015, 11:11:29 AM »
Would you have to use each PCP that is generated for each exported sheet?

Most likely.
Each PCP file will contain the same settings based on your DWG Export settings in Revit. So you could create a new CTB based on any one of the PCP files created during an export.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2015, 11:30:19 AM »
Each PCP file will contain the same settings based on your DWG Export settings in Revit. So you could create a new CTB based on any one of the PCP files created during an export.

Isn't it possible that the settings could be different depending on the view.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2015, 11:39:41 AM »
Each PCP file will contain the same settings based on your DWG Export settings in Revit. So you could create a new CTB based on any one of the PCP files created during an export.

Isn't it possible that the settings could be different depending on the view.
A cable tray in one view will export to the same layer as a cable tray in another view. The settings don't care. Unless you specify some sort of modifier, but again, that modifier will apply to all cable trays regardless of where they are.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2015, 11:45:24 AM »
What if an override of any sort was done to that cable tray for some views?

I haven't tested it, but I always thought that there had to be a reason for multiple .pcps.
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2015, 11:50:06 AM »
Revit is finally catching on in this area but we have done a handful of jobs where Arch was using Revit and we used AutoCAD. I did not work on them but every single one of those jobs I got tired of people bitching and had Arch send Revit model for every update and exported files to use instead of them sending what they were sending.


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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2015, 11:56:52 AM »
I have tried it Using the pcp file. Great to see some discussion about the subject I will 📮 the test files and outcome later on..
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Re: Exporting DWG (similar as PDF)
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2015, 12:06:11 PM »
Are exporting revit model or have access to it?
You can select all set to print bylayer, then set lineweights on layer and use ctb that all colors print by object lineweight.

I always set linewieght on layer so it would work with acad.ctb which has never really been helpful or needed but it will work.