- Open the proper view that you would like to convert from Revit to a dwg. You will want to export either a plan, elevation, or section view in order to import into programs such as AutoCAD.
- Click the Revit icon in the upper left corner of the screen. For versions earlier than 2010, use the "File" button.
- Highlight the "Export" tab and select "CAD Formats."
- Select either "dwg", "dxf", "dgn" or "sat." Select either "dwg" or "dxf" for use in AutoCAD while a "dgn" file extension should be used for importing in Microstation v8. You will notice a dialog box pop up once you select the file type.
- Browse through the options and select "Export." The default options contain unit settings, linetype settings, and layer properties that can be adjusted based on your needs.
- Select the browser location for the new file and select "Export." Depending on the file size, it may take a few minutes to generate the file.
- Find the created file and open it in AutoCAD or whichever program uses the .dwg file.
Things You Will Need
- Autodesk Revit
- Make sure that you open the actual view that you wish to export. A lot of mistakes occur when you try to export a sheet with multiple views.