I am having problems linking a DWG file into a revit model, to show a background site plan behind the structural plan. I can link the file correctly, and position it where I want it in the view (the civil drawing is located at point (500,500) in the AutoCAD coordinate system, and with a different orientation), but when I close the file and re-open it, the linked cad is no longer in the correct place.
I get an error message that says "Imported objects located a large distance from the model might not display properly. The 'Center-to-Center' option will be used". This causes the linked file to move from the location I initially placed it in and pinned it.
This is what the file looks like when I first link it. The extents box is only around the actual items.
Then, once I've synched the file, closed, and opened it again, the extents box has become huge.
The actual linework in the drawing is too small to see, and my revit elements are in the opposite corner.
I've already modeled and detailed the structural items, and there are several different structures that are all correctly located in relation to each other. I would like to be able to show the CAD backgrounds and locate everything on the same plan, and be able to have it update when changes are made on the civil side.
Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there a workaround or am I just stuck?