Contour Map Export

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Getting Started

This article will cover how to create a Contour Map export from Rithm to various applications. Applications covered in this article will be Navisworks and Revit. To learn how to create a contour map, visit this link.

Contour Map DXF Export

Once you have your Contour Map created, click the Export button in the Builder Toolbar. An export menu will appear.

Contour Map DXF Export
Fig 1: Contour Map DXF Export

Make sure the Type is set to DXF. Choose a file path for the file to be saved to by selecting the Browse button. Lastly, make sure Export Units are set to the desired units. When all options are set, click Export.


Importing Contour Map DXF into Navisworks.

Once the DXF is created, open up your Navisworks project. Make sure the DXF file reader options match the expected units for the DXF that was exported from Rithm.

Navisworks DXF File Reader Options
Fig 2: Navisworks DXF File Reader Options

With the project open, click the Home tab and then Append. Select the DXF file that was exported from Rithm.

Navisworks Append Contour Map DXF
Fig 3: Navisworks Append Contour Map DXF

The DXF that exported from Rithm should now be superimposed on top of your point cloud in Navisworks.

Navisworks Rithm Contour Map DXF comparison
Fig 4: Navisworks Rithm Contour Map DXF comparison

Importing Contour Map DXF to Revit

With your Revit project open, select the Insert tab, then Link CAD.

Revit Contour Map DXF Import
Fig 5: Revit Contour Map DXF Import

A File Explorer should appear. Make sure that the import units match the expected units for the DXF that was exported from Rithm. Also, make sure to specify the proper positioning with the positioning drop down menu. Select the DXF and click Open.

Revit Contour Map DXF Import cont.
Fig 6: Revit Contour Map DXF Import cont.
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