Proxy AEC objects in CAD

In AutoCAD we often get an error message about proxy AEC objects when we open a drawing.


Proxy objects are objects that were created by an unavailable ObjectARX application such as Revit software. These proxies carry information that is not supported in AutoCAD. However, you do not need the original application to display the object in AutoCAD. You can get rid of the proxy objects by creating a new version of the drawing with all the AEC exploded.

To do that:

  1. Type AECTOACAD or –EXPORTTOAUTOCAD in the command line.
  2. Hit Enter for filename.
  3. Type the new name for the new file.

When you open the new file you have just created, the annoying proxy error pop up will not show anymore.

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