Architects will often get electronic site plan drawing files from a civil engineer that already contain the property lines and site boundary information. However, that is not always the case and the Architect will need to create the site boundary themselves. When drafting site plan boundaries, it is usually necessary to enter the information in a format that includes bearing and distance. This format is not utilized on architectural drawings, so some modification needs to be done to the drawing settings to enable this capability.
As part of the design process for a building project, it is very important for the Architect to collaborate with the Civil Engineer on the site design. As part of that collaboration, it is not uncommon for Architects using Autodesk Revit® Architecture to provide files to Civil Engineers for their use in Autodesk® Civil 3D. In this article, we will take a look at the Autodesk® Exchange file (.ADSK) that is used to get data from Revit® to Civil 3D.