When creating construction documents, a typical workflow is to print out a sheet, have it reviewed and marked up by the project architect or other professional, and then return it to the originator of the sheet to have the requested changes made.
Revit Architecture enhances this process by allowing you to export sheet views as DWF files. The DWF files can be marked up electronically using a program such as Autodesk® Design Review. Then the markups can be linked back into Revit Architecture to see the desired changes. Because they are linked, the Revit Architecture file and the DWF file remain synchronized with regard to the markups.
Autodesk® Design Review is available for download from http://www.autodesk.com/designreview.
The following steps outline the process for handing off the Revit Architecture sheet view, marking it up, and then bringing it back into Revit Architecture. This process is often referred to as round-tripping.
When you mark up the DWF file, you are marking on top of the plotted views from Revit Architecture, as if you used a red marker on a printout. After you have marked up the DWF, you can link it back into Revit Architecture.
Link the markups in Revit Architecture
The Link Markup Page to Revit Sheets dialog displays. The DWF View column displays the sheet view names that are marked up in the DWF file. The Revit View column displays the corresponding sheet view. If the sheet name from the DWF file is the same as the sheet name from the Revit Architecture file, then the Revit Architecture sheet name is automatically filled in the Revit View column.
The DWF markups are placed on the sheet view as an import symbol. The markups are pinned, which means that you cannot modify their position, and you cannot copy, rotate, mirror, delete, or group them.
Change status and add notes for markup