Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Revit LT and shared coordinates

If you take a look at the following link you will see that Revit LT does not share coordinates among projects.
http://www.autodesk.com/products/revit-lt/compare/compare-revit-products
But that doesn't really matter if you take care of a couple of things: 

  1. Setup shared coordinates as I have described in previous posts
  2. Make sure that the project basepoint stays on the original location (on top of the revit origin)
  3. Link revit files origin to origin!

post about shared coordinates:
http://danielgijsbers.blogspot.nl/2012/09/project-north-thrue-north-with-shared.html
http://danielgijsbers.blogspot.nl/2013/05/scope-box-vs-project-north.html

It's true that in Revit LT you will not be able to acquire or publish shared coordinates. But when this is not possible you can use the origin to origin methode. If you have to export a revit file to Autocad than in the export settings you will not be allowed to export with coordinates to dwg. But who wants to export to Autocad anyways? :) 

dwg export settings from Revit 2014 full
dwg export settings from Revit 2014 LT

Guess what: If you want to export your revit LT model to Navisworks you can export to the right coordinates. The next two screenshots are form Revit 2014 LT and the full version. Notice that both have shared coordinates :)


Looking at coordinates Revit LT is usable in a BIM driven project. There might be other showstopper but coordinates do not have to be one of them.

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