Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saving or Sharing Export DWG Layer Standards

The process has changed a bit for exporting to dwg (or DGN for that matter). We used to be able to export our own settings to a .txt file format for use with other projects. In Revit 2011 we had this dialog and Save As button.


With 2012 they've decided to capture our settings in a project file itself. They let us choose one of these four standards to use, or to use as the spring point for our own version.


The fifth option is to "Load settings from file...". Interesting that there aren't any files to use though. We are to capture our changes in the project and then, when desired, pass it along to other projects via the Transfer Project Standards tool.

I've posted the source files that the four export settings templates use because they don't appear in my 2012 installation anywhere. I recovered them from my 2011 installation. Interestingly the other three besides the AIA version didn't show up until I loaded each one in to replace the previous. As soon as I did that, the other files appeared alongside the AIA version. If you really want to edit the .txt version, to grow your own version, you can download them here:

exportlayers-dwg-AIA.txt
exportlayers-dwg-BS1192.txt
exportlayers-dwg-CP83.txt
exportlayers-dwg-ISO13567.txt

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This feature was removed in 2012. You can not export / save your custom txt file! The only work around is to create a emptly template and create your layer map and porject transferer the setting between projects.

Tom said...

They should be installed in ..\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit xxx 2012\Data

Where xxx is the flavor of Revit

Steve said...

Is there an echo in here? :)

Tom, thanks...that's where I expected to find them but they aren't, odd eh?

Dave said...

One (big) thing I found missing in the .TXT files is the Layer Modifiers.
Our autocad layers are categorized by Phase and I was glad to see this addition in 2012 with the Layer Modifiers. I just added {Phase} to the right categories.

I couldn't figure out how to get that into the .TXT file, though.
That may not be possible.

Steve said...

Probably a contributing factor to managing the data inside the project environment only...

Szymon Janczura said...

hi can you upload the files again, link is not working ? Or maybe someone knows the path where can I find those files on my computer ?