There is an easy way to bring vector data to PPT.
1. Export to PDF or DWF from CAD or Revit.
2. In PowerPoint, go to Insert menu and select "Object.." and then select the PDF or DWF.
Previous not so correct post:
There is no easy method to bring vector data from DWG or RVT to Powerpoint. There are many ways to bring data as a raster image. The following methodology seems to work the best:
- Export from CAD or Revit to PDF. You can use the Adobe PDF writer or PDF995, etc. to do this. To get a consistent image size in PPT, it is better to create the PDF to scale and to a fixed size sheet. (11x17 or 36x48; etc.)
- Open the PDF in Adobe Reader or Acrobat. (The following screenshots are from the Reader.)
- Go to Tools menu > select & zoom > Snap shot tool
- Draw a rectangle to select a rectangular portion of the PDF or you can select the whole page. The selected area is copied to clipboard. Typically the copied data is in low resolution.
- To get a higher resolution image: without changing anything, enter 200 (or your calculated value – see next step) in the zoom percentage box and press enter.
- (The rule of thumb to calculate the needed resolution: If the PPT is 11x17 and the PDF is 11x17 then set the zoom percentage to be 200 to 250 percent.)
- Go to Edit menu > copy. (If this gives a memory error, you have to experiment with a lower zoom percentage in the previous step.)
- Open Powerpoint and paste it there. (Edit menu > Paste)