DWG Explorer 2018

DWG Explorer 2018

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 2018.5, 7/9/2018
In-app instruction updated.

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Customer Reviews

(7 reviews)


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  • Well done
    Tony Torri | November 27, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Will be even better if there can be a list of all views in which a particular dwg is visible.

  • Make managing imported cad files a breeze
    Steve Bennet | November 17, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Didn't have to turn off "live report update" mode as the addin works fast enough even in my biggest models. Still a good bonus feature!

  • still the only one solution - absolutely necessary
    Zoran Potpara | November 07, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    There appeared a DWG in the VV window, that was listed under imported categories, although the model has been completely empty. Now it's gone, that easy! Thanks! So glad I ve heared of DWG Explorer.

  • Versatile app
    Matthew Crossley | November 06, 2017

    Got pleasantly surprised that the add-in works with also Revit families & Revit templates, not just with main Revit models.

  • Cool app
    Peter Price | October 24, 2017

    Looks great on my dual monitor setup. Quick support from developers too.

  • Can't live without it now
    Alan Smith | June 07, 2017

    One of a few apps I really wish would become native Revit commands. The dynamic feature is nice as I can have the app on my second screen, keep working in Revit on my first one and see how that affects the list of DWGs.

  • Finally, someone heard my wishes!
    Bim Cat | May 13, 2017

    Definitely the most intuitive app of this kind I have ever seen. Finally a simple way to take back control & show these DWGs who's really in charge. I could even delete 'ghost' DWG names from VG - Imported Categories directly. Thank you!

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