Revit Tip: Georeference in Revit 2018

Revit 2018 now has the ability to use Georeferenced survey data from a linked. DWG file.

In the Insert tab > Link CAD Select Center to Center and Open

You can move the drawing to a convenient place in your project.


Manage tab > Project Location > Coordinates > Acquire Coordinates and select the CAD drawing.

Revit will read the GIS coordinates of the linked file.
Any Revit model can be linked to this coordinate system and these coordinates can be exported to a DWG using the Shared Coordinates setting.

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Jessica Scheidler

Jessica Scheidler

As Operations Manager, Jessica Scheidler is in charge of making sure everything that happens behind the scenes at EnvisionCAD runs smoothly and efficiently. Jessica comes to EnvisionCAD from Filene Research Institute in Madison, WI. As membership and development manager, she secured donations to ensure cooperative finance institutions had access to and maximized the nonprofit’s research, innovation, and impact programs. Prior to that, she managed a comprehensive stewardship and recognition program and oversaw grants and fundraising events as part of Overture Center for the Arts’ development team. Jessica has also been the assistant director of the Wausau Center for the Visual Arts and coordinator for the Wausau Festival of Arts. When Jessica’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, good eats, art, decorating and anything outdoors.

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