The 3D Repo for Autodesk® AutoCAD® plugin provides a convenient way of exporting your models from within the AutoCAD desktop application.
Use this option if the model publisher fails to upload your model due to weak network bandwidth. Unlike with the model publisher, where the file is sent directly to 3D Repo, the model exporter will save a local version of the BIM file (3D Repo's proprietary file format). Upload the BIM file directly on our platform as shown here.
Currently supported versions: AutoCAD 2020, 2021 & 2022
Download and install the plugin prior to opening AutoCAD desktop application
Open your 3D model (.dwg) in AutoCAD
Once you have exported the BIM file, head over to 3drepo.io and upload it there
We advise you to take measurements and check that your AutoCAD model matches the model units in 3D Repo.
Export .BIM files
Click on the Export icon located in the 3D Repo tab (main ribbon menu)
In the 3D Repo .BIM File Exporter window provide the following information:
Model units (mm/cm/dm/m/ft). Tick the box to use the project units
Choose the save location for your file
Provide a name for the BIM file
Select a Level of Detail (by default it is set to High)
Click on the Export button
The progress bar will appear
Done will indicate a successful export
A warning message will tell you otherwise
Great! Now that your file is ready, head over to 3drepo.io and upload the model directly to a model container.