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Locate Coordinates of a Column in RVT model


Bill Tillman
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I've got a revit model file furnished by the steel sub on a project. I need to import my AutoCAD 3D model into it. That part goes good enough for my place in the learning curve. But when I try to move the model I've inserted into the rvt model I want to locate it in alignment with this steel column. So I select the column and look in the properties window. I can see elevations of the top and the bottom of this column, but I can't find the x-y location. 

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In doing some more research on this I find several articles about an app or code that must be used to extract X-Y coordinates of objects. Sounds like a real pain to me just to find out where a column is located.

 

More studying finally found the feature where I can pick a point using the Spot Coordinate. Even though the tutorial thread I read kept calling it Sport Coordinate. Gosh we humans are sloppy creatures. I realize this may not be the best method but at this point in my learning curve it's taking care of business.

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Personally, if it's only for coordination purposes, I would go the other way around. Open a 3D View of the structural model, set the Detail Level of the view to Fine Detail, then File > Export and export as a 3D DWG (be sure to use ACIS Solids instead of Mesh in the Revit export options). That way you can put their Revit model in AutoCAD as an XREF and move it to where you need, and you're in an AutoCAD environment which you're familiar with. 

 

-TZ

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