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Friday, February 5, 2010

Revit Tech Support - Crop an imported DWG file

Published date: 2010-Feb-05
ID: TS14507384

Applies to:
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2010
Revit® Architecture 2009
Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2010
Revit® MEP 2009
Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2010
Revit® Structure 2009


You want to know how to crop a dwg model imported into Revit.


There are a few options available to crop an imported DWG image.

Crop Region
(This is not available in a Drafting view)

  1. Right click your model in Plan View.
  2. Click “View Properties” and the Instance Properties window will open.
  3. In the “Extents” section, check the “Crop View”box.
  4. In the “Extents” section, check the “Crop Region Visible” box.
  5. Click “Ok” to close the Instance Properties window and return to the Plan View. Region boundary lines will now be visible.
  6. Click one of the boundary lines and drag the line to crop the DWG.
  7. To hide the boundary lines when you are through, right-click the plan view, click “View Properties”, and uncheck the “Crop Region Visible” box.

Use a Masking Region

  1. On the Annotate tab click Region > Masking Region to access the Create Masking Region Boundary tab.
  2. Select one of the Revit drawing tools from the Draw palette.
  3. Use the tool to draw a masking region over your model.
  4. After you create your mask, click “Finish Region”. This will complete your mask and close the masking tool. The portions of your model beneath your mask(s) are now hidden, but your mask will have visible boundaries.
  5. Click and select your mask.
  6. Click the “Edit Boundary” option.
  7. Click and drag a selection box around your mask region(s).
  8. With all of your mask(s) selected, access the Line Styles drop-down menu item and select “Invisible Lines”.
  9. Click “Finish Region” to close the masking tool. Your masking region will no longer have visible lines.

Manually Hide individual portions

  1. Highlight the DWG instance
  2. Click Query
  3. Select a component/components you wish to hide. The Import Instance Query box will open.
  4. Click “Hide in View” and the component will disappear in the view.

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