May 11, 2011

AutoCAD MEP Conduits Not Appearing Correctly in Revit MEP?

We recently had an issue in support where conduits drawn in AutoCAD MEP were not showing up correctly when linked in Revit MEP. It appeared that the conduits were coming into Revit as wireframe and at the connections appeared to “twist” in orientation, not displaying a round connection.

Figure 1

To address this issue, within AutoCAD MEP enter the command CONVERTTO3DSOLIDS and select the conduit to convert the conduit into an AutoCAD solid. Once this is done, link the file back into Revit and the conduit will appear correctly.

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Ron Palma
AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Ron has 23+ years of experience in the AEC industry as a designer, lead project designer, trainer and CAD manager. His instructional background includes Autodesk Certified Instructor, trainer, support technician, educator at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College, and a U.S. Army certified instructor. Follow Ron @RonPalmaAEC.

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