preview screenshots

Want to destroy a Revit model quickly? Just import lots of DWGs into it and explode them all! It will take someone ages to find all imported CAD files in Revit to remove them.

Can’t we can just purge these DWGs then? In Revit without a plug-in? It will be difficult.

problems with dwg files in revit

Another limitation of Revit is you can’t quickly find imported CAD files nested in families. For example, a DWG nested 5 levels deep in some random family can mysteriously show up under your project’s list of Imported Categories.

dwg files from revit families

What if you already inherited a model built by someone who failed to follow any of the best practices with DWG in Revit? See how CAD Files Explorer can help:

With CAD Files Explorer, you can effortlessly:

  • See all CAD files in your Revit project or family. DWG, DXF, DGN, SKP or SAT? Nothing can hide from you anymore!
  • See view-specific CAD files which are no longer visible in their parent views. Great candidates for removal!
  • Find all views and sheets showing a particular CAD file. From there, our add-in can quickly open these views & sheets with the CAD file centered on screen and zoomed in for you.
  • Delete directly CAD file names that show under Imported Categories. No need to even see that 1 file you could not find anywhere!
  • Scan all loaded families in the project to find nested CAD files at any nesting levels. Any corrupt families will be listed as well.

The add-in is really easy to learn and use. Skimming through screenshots below is all you need to master it.

cad files explorer for revit show all dwg instances in the model
cad files explorer with custom sorts
cad files explorer for revit show a selected dwg instance in a good view
cad files explorer for revit find all views and sheets showing a dwg
cad files explorer for revit open views or sheets showing a dwg
cad files explorer for revit delete a dwg instance
cad files explorer for revit show exploded dwg layers
cad files explorer for revit show dwg types by instance count
cad files explorer for revit delete dwg type directly
cad files explorer for revit find imported dwg in all loaded families
cad files explorer for revit edit a family with imported dwg
cad files explorer for revit list corrupt families after finding dwg
cad files explorer for revit live update of dwg instances report

Can’t wait to try CAD Files Explorer for FREE? It will take only minutes to set up:

Need more Pro-tips?

Check out below our free Revit training channel on YouTube!


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