DWG Explorer 2017

DWG Explorer 2017

RV Boost



Life is too short for manually purging CAD files from your Revit model. With DWG Explorer (renamed to CAD Files Explorer since version 2019):


1.       You can instantly see all CAD files in your Revit project or family. These include DWGs as well as any other CAD file types Revit accepts such as DXFs, DGNs, SKPs or SATs. Each file will show if it is linked or imported, independent or view-specific. View-specific CAD files will show if they are still visible in their host views. If not, you know what to do!


2.       You can instantly select & show each CAD file in its host view, delete it, or list all views & sheets where that file is visible. The app can then instantly open each of these views & sheets and zoom to the CAD file in question for you.


3.       You can directly delete CAD file names that show under VG > Imported Categories which may still be there even after you have removed all their copies from the model. This is also the quickest way to delete multiple copies of the same CAD file from Revit.


4.       You can delete object styles resulted from someone exploding a CAD file in Revit. This will help reduce the negative impact of exploded DWGs on your model performance. These can be easily spotted in our report as their names follow the format [Original CAD file name].[CAD layer name].


See the app in action at https://youtu.be/xeAMukYTZxQ

For the complete app overview and user guide, please visit http://rv-boost.com/revit-plugins/dwg-explorer/

Have a try and get some valuable free time you surely can better spend away from your Revit screen!


Licensing options: You can use this app on either a monthly subscription or a one-month licence. For the latter, simply subscribe to the default monthly payment plan, install the app, and then immediately cancel your subscription. The app will then remain functional for 1 calendar month, at which point you can extend the subscription for another month by opting in & then opting out again. You can repeat this process as many times as you like.



Need even more information or features? Tell us at enquiry@rv-boost.com. Also, check out http://rv-boost.com/ for more Revit apps, families & tutorials to beautify your BIM!

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About This Version

Version 2017.5, 7/9/2018
In-app instruction updated.

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Customer Reviews

(8 reviews)


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  • Good tool
    Chris Jones | November 22, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It interacts well with Revit like the Dynamo window does. Never before did I have such a comprehensive real time DWG report side-by-side to my model!

  • Great bargain
    Tom Certo | November 14, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Saved many expensive hours I would have spent hunting down these dwg files manually. It's a real steal!

  • Glad I've found this
    Matthew Crossley | November 11, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    The app helped complete a model purge of DWGs in minutes instead of hours like before. Works well on all my Revit models & even families. Highly effective!

  • Essential to my Revit
    Christine Sander | October 21, 2017

    The live update toggle really helps minimise disruptions when purging dwgs from my huge Revit files. Any similar app to purge DWGs from families?

  • App works great
    Matt Lambert | October 13, 2017

    Nicely complements the core program's functionality. Direct access to dwg types is a big help.

  • Thanks a bunch
    Lisa Coval | October 10, 2017

    My mate recommended this and it works great. 1 of my models gave a strange warning but the developer quickly helped resolve this & update the app. Nice job!

  • Solid app
    Peter North | October 08, 2017

    Glad that someone made this. File names are a bit big on my screen though, otherwise 5 stars.

  • Worth every penny
    Rober Smith | May 18, 2017

    I've been looking all over for a DWG management app for Revit and this one so far gives the best return on investment. No extra features I don't need. No double- or even triple-figure charges. Does everything it says on the tin for the price of a good coffee. Well done guys.

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