Purge Cads




One Click to:

•        Populate all Imported CAD files in your Project, even if they are hidden

•        Get their Names

•        Get their View Name (current view only) or Level Name

•        Get their Element Id

•        Delete all of them if you choose to

•        Copy to clipboard all of the above information

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About This Version

Version 1.2.0, 8/20/2014

Upgrade to to Autodesk® Revit® 2015

Purge unused CAD_Link Types

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Customer Reviews

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  • Need to pick and choose
    Timothy Keyser | May 27, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    As others have mentioned, you need to be able to pick and choose the dwg's to be deleted. Otherwise it works pretty good for just 5 bucks!

  • Works as Described
    Greg Ralph | February 16, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    We had an interesting situation where we used "Transfer Project Standards" to bring in pipe/duct standards from a previous job. This somehow also brought in a list of 20+ CAD files into "Imported Categories" in our 3D views. I downloaded and ran as prescribed, getting a list of all those CAD files listed in Imported Categories and it successfully removed them. Note that we also had over a dozen linked CAD files that remained. Nice app. Visit us at www.consultvarisys.com for BIM/VDC consulting.

  • Nice!
    Chad Close | September 15, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It would be nice to choose which ones to purge, but since it's bad practice anyway to import CAD files, I'll take it! It sure beats having to hunt down someone else's mistakes

  • Must purge/delete all imports or none
    Michael Fahie | September 03, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I dont want to delete all of my imports. I need to manage them. I cannot copy any of the text in the provided window as to paste the ID's into the inquiry to search for the imports one by one. I found this purchase completely useless.

  • Would be 5 stars if there was the ability to select what CAD files to purge
    Ryan Lenihan | July 15, 2014

    Initially the addin didn't appear to work for me. I had CAD files inserted into legend views which were not being found. I got frustrated and put the addin aside. I'm not sure what the root of the problem was, but I believe another user may have exploded the DWG in my model and this may have led to the problem, the linetypes/linestyles still appeared in visibility graphics but were now able to be purged with Revit’s purge function rather than the addin. I've picked up the addin again since the developer got in contact with me and started testing it on random files and it works as expected. Nice and easy 2 clicks and the CAD files are gone. Would be great if you could choose the individual files to be purged, because of this I gave the revised review is 4 stars instead of 5.

    Ammar Berrou (Publisher) | August 06, 2014

    please send me the Revit file

    Ammar Berrou (Publisher) | August 12, 2014

    it's fixed now in version 1.2: they're not literally cad files (in other word there's no instance of imported-CAD) they're object Types (CADLinkType) Thanks for reporting it along with the Revit file.

  • Doesn't Work
    Jackie Warner | October 31, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    No Stars if I could - I installed and clicked purge and of course it says " No Imported CAD Files were found" but they are in my visibility graphics window.

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