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The process of doing this natively with Revit is a laborious exercise should you want to create individual files for each detail in that you would need to manually save out each drafting view as an individual project file to your library.

With Xporter Pro you can search for existing 2D Drafting Views in your project and then automate the process of exporting those Drafting Views out to a designated output folder as individual project files, including your Project Parameters if desired.

Firstly select the required Drafting Views to be exported from the Revit Views Tab of the Xporter main interface and then click the Export button from the ribbon.

Drafting View Selection

The top half of the Dialog box relates to the ‘Export’ settings for the resulting .rvt files as shown by the below image. Most of the options emulate those available inherently from Revit itself.

Drafting View Export Settings

  • Include Project Parameters – tick the checkbox if you want to include any Project Parameters from your current project file when exporting the Drafting Views.
  • Override Existing File – tick the checkbox if you want to override and replace any existing drafting views files that have already been exported.
  • Project Template – As the resulting exported files will generate Revit project files (.rvt) containing the selected drafting views you can click the browse button and define the correct Revit Template file to be used for the Export.

The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location file format settings and file upload settings for the exported files as shown by below example.

General Tab

  • Folder Name Settings panel – provide the means to define your Export folder output location and naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the folder name or use the browse button to navigate to an existing folder location. If you want to use the same output folder for all file types then tick the checkbox below.
  • File Naming Format – provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). If you want to use the same file naming syntax for all file format types then tick the checkbox below.
  • Date Format – Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel – is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • Invalid Characters – if your file naming involves invalid characters tick the box for Xporter Pro to check and it will replace with the value entered such as a hyphen, dot, or underscore.
  • Publish Panel – if you want the resulting exported files to be automatically uploaded to an FTP or FileShare site then tick the box and configure the FTP settings on the FTP tab etc.
  • Create CSV Transmittal panel – provides the means to generate a CSV file to be used for aconex uploads.  Click the Config button to configure which Revit parameters you want to use as Export parameters / columns in the resulting CSV file.  Note that Xporter Pro will not actually perform the aconex upload.
  • Export Configuration Settings panel – provides the means for you to save your selected export configuration settings to an .xml including folder and file naming conventions so that you can load the .xml file back again at a later date with all the settings.


To find out more about the FTP tab for automatic uploads click here

Citrix ShareFile Tab

To find out more about the Citrix ShareFile tab for automatic uploads click here