Exporting to DWF in Revit

When providing drawings/models to clients or consultants it is often helpful to be able to deliver them with a 3-D file format. In Revit, when exporting to a .dwf file, there are a couple of steps that must be completed in order to properly produce the 3-D file.

In the Revit tab, you should select Exporting, DWF

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A dialog box will then open so that you may select the view/sheets you wish to export. The next tab is the DWF Properties, under Element properties the box must be checked for “Rooms, spaces and areas in separate boundary layer”.

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After selecting Next, a dialog box will open for which the save path will be selected. You want to make sure that the Automatic-Short option has been selected under the Naming box, and the subsequent box is checked to “Combine selected views and sheets into a single dwf file”.

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Once you press OK, your file will be saved in the designated location.

Once a DWF file has been created, sections can be cut within the viewing window to peel open the model to reveal the interior.


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