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Navisworks Essential Training

with Eric Wing

Video: Welcome

Learn how to use Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate to gain control and get a holistic view of your building projects. Create virtual builds and walk-throughs of your models and anticipate outcomes before you begin.
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  1. 2m 7s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 11m 58s
    1. The three Navisworks versions
      1m 27s
    2. Navisworks file types
      2m 3s
    3. Opening files directly
      2m 3s
    4. Exporting from Revit to Navisworks
      3m 34s
    5. Appending and merging models
      2m 51s
  3. 18m 15s
    1. Looking at the navigation bar
      2m 43s
    2. Walking through your model
      3m 55s
    3. Rotating your model with the Orbit tool
      2m 46s
    4. Looking around your model
      2m 28s
    5. Using the Gravity tool
      2m 51s
    6. Using the ViewCube
      3m 32s
  4. 12m 55s
    1. Saving a viewpoint
      3m 31s
    2. Choosing render styles
      1m 54s
    3. Changing the background
      2m 32s
    4. Slicing your model using sectioning
      2m 47s
    5. Getting rid of lines and text
      2m 11s
  5. 11m 47s
    1. Getting measurements
      5m 30s
    2. Finding the shortest distance between objects
      2m 24s
    3. Creating redlines
      3m 53s
  6. 27m 26s
    1. Selecting objects
      5m 8s
    2. Overriding color, transparency, and a transform
      2m 50s
    3. Hiding and turning on objects
      2m 17s
    4. Moving items
      1m 45s
    5. Rotating items
      1m 32s
    6. Scaling items
      2m 3s
    7. Adding links
      3m 34s
    8. Viewing properties and adding fields
      3m 3s
    9. Switching back to Revit
      2m 59s
    10. Holding objects
      2m 15s
  7. 13m 37s
    1. The Selection Tree
      3m 41s
    2. Finding items
      3m 10s
    3. Saving selections as a set
      3m 53s
    4. Using the Quick Find tool
      1m 39s
    5. Using the Selection Inspector
      1m 14s
  8. 16m 59s
    1. Creating a clash test and setting rules
      2m 20s
    2. Selecting objects to clash and adding clearances
      2m 24s
    3. Running the clash
      2m 35s
    4. Resolving and reducing clashes
      2m 31s
    5. Grouping and assigning clashes
      2m 35s
    6. Creating reports: Viewpoints
      2m 27s
    7. Creating reports: HTML
      2m 7s
  9. 18m 39s
    1. Configuring appearances
      3m 3s
    2. Creating tasks
      1m 47s
    3. Adding selection sets to a task
      2m 9s
    4. Adding multiple tasks and running the movie
      6m 45s
    5. Simulating settings
      1m 11s
    6. Exporting the TimeLiner
      1m 29s
    7. Adding a data source
      2m 15s
  10. 9m 20s
    1. Setting up your workbook
      1m 35s
    2. Dragging items to the workbook
      2m 8s
    3. Taking off the entire model
      2m 20s
    4. Exporting the takeoff
      3m 17s
  11. 13m 27s
    1. Animating saved viewpoints
      4m 44s
    2. Animating objects
      4m 44s
    3. Creating a script
      3m 59s
  12. 45s
    1. Next steps

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Navisworks Essential Training
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Navisworks spans the design and the construction worlds. This course is designed for residents of both: construction personnel, architects, and engineers who are looking to integrate design with the as-built world. Learn how to use Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate to gain control and get a holistic view of your projects. Eric Wing shows how to manage models, clash the models for interference, and virtually construct a building using a construction timeline. He also shows how to create material takeoffs and conduct live, interactive walk-throughs with clients and contractors. On the surface, Navisworks might look like just a file viewer, but with this course, you'll learn things about its analysis and simulation tools that would be either impossible or impossibly expensive any other way.

Topics include:
  • Appending and merging different file types
  • Walking through your model
  • Working with viewpoints
  • Reviewing and marking up a model
  • Manipulating and finding objects
  • Adding links to objects
  • Sorting and grouping
  • Creating clash tests
  • Adding a timeline with the Timeliner
  • Creating material takeoffs
  • Creating custom animations and scripts for an interactive movie


Hello, and welcome to Navisworks Essential Training. I'm Eric Wing. On the surface, Navisworks is basically a visual navigation tool that can host a multitude of different file types, once you get under the hood, however, you will quickly discover that Navisworks is certainly much more than just that. In this course we'll look at how to manage models? How to clash these models for interference? How to virtually build a building using a construction timeline? How to do material takeoffs and create live, interactive simulations as we walk through a building? I'll start by showing you how to build a Navisworks model by bringing in an array of different files by directly opening these files in their native format.

Or by appending them to an overall model. We'll see how to manage and manipulate these models as we learn all the tools that Navisworks has to offer. We'll be covering all these features, plus plenty of other tools and techniques. So, whatever the reason you need to use Navisworks, this course will guide you along the path of success with the program. Now, let's get started with Navisworks Essential Training.

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