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How to detect DWG files created as an export from Autodesk Revit?

A - answer If you need to identify all DWG drawings in a folder that were saved/exported as drawing sheets from the BIM application Autodesk Revit, you can use the free CADstudio DBXscanRevit application.

The free LISP utility DBXscanRevit scans all DWG files in a given folder (and its subfolders) and generates a report with a list of all DWG files containing a "signature" of Revit, including the name of the original BIM project (RVT). The checked files are not opened individually.

Just appload this utility and start the "DBXscanRevit" command. Browse to the top folder you want to process and click "Save". It will find local DWG files saved from Revit.

You can download DBXscanRevit from, see the accompanying TXT file.

Sample of a report:
CADstudio DBXscanRevit report (drawings saved from Revit)  
Timestamp: 20170628.0923  
Start processing root folder C:\MyDrawings\  
Start processing folder C:\MyDrawings\  
-- C:\MyDrawings\ClampView.dwg  
-- C:\MyDrawings\NewFactory.dwg, ***_REVIT_drawing_*** Factory_Project_C 
-- C:\MyDrawings\MotoHouse.dwg, ***_REVIT_drawing_*** Auto_Project_V2 
---- processing finished ----

More about DBX utilities

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30.6.2017    2771×  
applies to: Revit · AutoCAD · DWG ·

See also:
Tip 9913:How to detect DWG files created in the drawing module in Autodesk Fusion 360?
Tip 7341:How to scan all DWG drawings for missing SHX files?
Tip 6598:How to detect all DWG files containing Xrefs?
Tip 6146:How to detect DWG files containing VBA macros?
Tip 6092:How to detect DWG files containing AEC objects?

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