A resource is basically a line of code. By adding a resource to a takeoff item you are adding extra formulas to come up with a different number. Sometimes Navisworks doesn't pull everything in. It is up to you, in those cases, to write some formulas allowing your quantities to come out right.
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- [Voiceover] What I'd like to do in this video is add what's called a resource. Now, here's the deal. Navisworks sometimes misses data, objects that come in don't always have the right data MAT, what's gonna happen is we're gonna have to sometimes build our own formula. I should say right now that this Navisworks Quantity Manager is under construction and has some holes in it. So, let's fill in one of those holes, right now. I'm gonna start by opening up Navisworks Manage and I'm gonna click on the open button, I'm gonna grab my Navisworks quantity file, I'm gonna open it up.
Now, in the home tab I'm gonna go to my tools panel and click on quantification. Course I'm gonna project setup, I'm gonna remind me later, I'm gonna grab my CSI 48, I'm gonna click next, imperial, I'm gonna click next. Now, here's the thing, with our units a lot of times what's gonna happen is if we change this to cubic yards, it's still gonna be cubic feet, just with cubic yards next to it, that doesn't work for me. I'm gonna click next, I'm gonna click finish, excellent.
Now, what I'd like to do is go to my selection tree, I'm gonna drill into Navisworks Quantity, I'm gonna go to structural and I'm gonna drill into top of footing. I'm gonna select structural foundations and I'm gonna pick and drag, and I'm gonna drag this into concrete. Awesome, everything seems great. I go to footing rectangular if I scroll down now, however, I'm not getting any volume, I'm not getting an area.
It's not bringing in all the data that I want. It'd be nice if it did but it's not. So, what's gonna happen is if I go to my item catalog, I'm gonna add a resource, I'm gonna add this stuff up on my own. So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go to 96 by 96 by 18 inch. What I can do is I can click on the use resource button, and I'm gonna use a new master resource 'cause we haven't created anything yet. So, I'm gonna go use new master resource.
For my resource name, I'm gonna call that concrete hyphen cubic yards. I'm gonna click on use in item. Now, my resource name here is concrete cubic yards. And if I want I can go to my resource catalog and notice that I have concrete cubic yards, I could've created a new resource here too. If we have tons of resources, we can create new groups.
Now, what I'd like to do is come over to my volume. I'm gonna click into where it says model volume, make sure you keep the equals sign or it won't work. So, we need to add up these parameters. So, I'm gonna type in model length times model width times model thickness, and notice that if it's not gonna work it'll be outlined in red.
So, model thickness. Now, I'm gonna put in divided by 27 to give me my cubic yards. I'm gonna head on through. For units, instead of cubic feet, let's just make sure it says cubic yards. By changing this to cubic yards, doesn't mean we don't have to put in the divided by 27. Now, if I go back to my quantification workbook, we'll see that I have concrete cubic yards selected.
And if I scroll down here, we'll see now that we have our volumes are added to it. By 96 by 96, we'll see now that we have that little monkey wrench, that means that we have a resource that's appended to that. The problem is under structural foundations it doesn't give it to us in every one of them. So, what we need to do is add it to each one. If I go down to 66 by 66 by 18 we'll see it has everything, it doesn't have my volume, so what I need to do is go to my item catalog, so to add a resource you need to go to item catalog.
Now, if you see up here, we can click on the drop down, use resource, we're gonna use an existing master resource, concrete cubic yards, use in item, click done, and you cannot shift select them all at once, you have to add 'em one at a time, of course. So, I'm gonna click use resource, use existing master resource, concrete cubic yards, click done. 90 by 90 use resource, use existing master resource, concrete cubic yards, use in item, done.
Now, when we go back to our quantification workbook, we'll see that whatever one we have selected is gonna be updated. Our volume now, is 3.125 yards. So, that's how you add a resource to a takeoff item.
- Understanding the Quantification dialog
- Using the catalogs
- Importing or creating a custom catalog
- Adding resources and viewports
- Showing and hiding takeoffs
- Selecting objects
- Grouping objects
- Taking off elements from a DWF
- Performing a 2D takeoff