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Working with Non-Revit Files Revit mep

Revit files are not the only type of files that you can link into your project. The Revit platform is compatible with many types of CAD formats as well. As you move into using a BIM solution for your projects, try to use CAD files as little as possible. A large number of linked CAD files in your project can cause the file to perform poorly. Choose the files that will save you time overall
on the project. CAD file formats that can be linked into Revit include the following:
DWG •u
DXF •u
DGN •u
SketchUp •u
You can also link image files and DWF markups. There are two options for bringing nonRevit file types into your project. You can link them or import them. Linking is the preferred method because a linked file will update as the file changes without having to repeat the process of inserting the link. Linked CAD files will show up in the Manage Links dialog box with options for the pathing of files, reloading, and unloading. If you share your project that contains CAD links with a consultant and you do not give the consultant the CAD files, Revit will display the CAD link as it last appeared in your file.
Linking vs. Importing Be careful when choosing to import a file rather than link it. When you import a file, the graphics are not the only thing brought into your project. All text styles, line styles, layers, dimensions, and so on are brought in as well. This can really clog up your file and impede performance. Imported
files will not update when changes are made. New versions of imported files must be put into your project manually as well

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