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    Drawing IFC file exported from revit

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    Does any one have an IFC file exported from Revit as we're trying to see how it reads in Autocad MEP 2010?

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    Not sure why you would need a file xported to ifc from Revit to use in a MEP file. Why not just link them?
    Why not export an IFC file form MEP and then import back into MEP?

    I think I might be missing somethig here.

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    We are going to be sent 3d models from Revitt by a client and I just wondered how it would open in AutoCAD MEP?

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    @ARCHdoc You cannot link REVIT file into ACAD MEP file? If yes, please show me how ?

    @_E_ About the IFC file, it is easy to export IFC from revit, and it is easy to use it in ACAd MEP. We are doing this way for design purposes, but for presentation it is better to use for example NavisWorks
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    IFC will work perfectly fine. Or you can just export as DWG too. Either way it'll work.

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    When an IFC file is created in Revit architecture and then imported into Autocad MEP is the project manager automatically set up with xrefs etc?

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    You can only Import, that's why I usually export the 3D Model as a AutoCAD DWG format. Just makes life easier it seems.

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    Ok, thanks for the replys.

    So can you import a revit file and work with it or does it have to be an IFC file?

    Also DK's comment was also relevant to my situation, does the project manager automatically load the xrefs when you inport it into to MEP from Revit arch?

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    AutoCAD files can be imported into Revit, however Revit cannot be imported into AutoCAD.

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    Revit MEP provides IFC import and fully certified export based on the latest IAI IFC2x2 data exchange standard. When you export a Revit MEP building information model to IFC format, the information can be used directly by other building specialists, such as structural and building services engineers.
    For example, building information models developed with Revit MEP are saved to the RVT file format. You can export the building model using the IFC format to an IFC-certified application that does not use the RVT file format. The drawing can be opened and worked on in the non-native application. Similarly, in Revit MEP you can import an IFC file, create a RVT file, and work on the building model in Revit MEP.
    IFC uses architecturally meaningful containers to describe real-world building objects. Those containers include parameters that have meaningful values. Many standard Revit MEP elements have corresponding IFC containers. These do not require any specific user action to export them. (For example, Revit walls export as IFCwalls.)

    Does this help _E_?

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