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Alan Johnson

A Guide To The Navisworks Interface For 2018

A Guide To The Navisworks Interface For 2018
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Regular Navisworks users will no doubt remember which tools/commands are on which tab and which window contains what info etc. But new or inexperienced users of Navisworks often struggle to find or remember the names of commands and where they were, ...
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Alan Johnson

How to use the Audits tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

How to use the Audits tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension
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The Audits tool is a powerful feature in the  iConstruct Navisworks Extension  for quickly creating viewpoints and selection sets based on model properties and/or predetermined search criteria (search sets). You can utilize predetermined se...
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Alan Johnson

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension
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When we open/append models in Navisworks, the models sometimes contain geometry for model items that are not required. Fortunately, the iConstruct Navisworks Extension comes with a number of configurable tools and one of those is ReConstruct, a ...
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Alan Johnson

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models
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When we open or append Navisworks  models each model file will have its own default scale unit associated with it, and Navisworks understands the concept of whichever scale unit the scene is presented in. This is useful when measuring items and ...
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Simon Locke

See What You Require - Navisworks Section Planes

See What You Require - Navisworks Section Planes
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When working with Navisworks, quite often you will have quite a sizeable project in terms of area. In these cases, sometimes it’s difficult to take a good look at just the areas you need. Many design packages allow you to create sections and Naviswor...
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Alan Johnson

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks
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We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things, but for the clash checking to work correctly and accurately the appended models need to be in the same location.&nb...
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Justin Taylor

Revit to Navisworks – Constructability Parts

Revit to Navisworks – Constructability Parts
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Part elements in Revit support the construction modelling process by letting you divide certain elements from the design intent model into discrete parts. The idea of dividing components into parts is for scheduling, tagging, pour sequencing, deliver...
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Alan Johnson

Overriding Colours to Identify Structural Elements in Navisworks

Overriding Colours to Identify Structural Elements in Navisworks
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We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things. But when we open, a dataset in Autodesk Navisworks  we could be relying on how someone else has set up their model ...
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Alan Johnson

Configuring IFC Export tool from the iConstruct ‘add in’ tool in Navisworks

Configuring IFC Export tool from the iConstruct ‘add in’ tool in Navisworks
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I have previously written about how quickly and easily we can get an IFC file out of Navisworks using the iConstruct Smart IFC Export. In this paper, I will go in to more detail of how we can configure the IFC export tool so as well as exporting mode...
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Alan Johnson

Using the IFC Export tool from the iConstruct add in for Navisworks

Using the IFC Export tool from the iConstruct add in for Navisworks
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As we know, .IFC is a very useful, widely supported file format. For example, if we wanted to take a model from Navisworks in to Revit, the IFC format would be ideal. Unfortunately, Navisworks has only a small number of export options, and IFC export...
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