Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Appending and merging models, part of Navisworks 2017 Essential Training.
…There are two different ways to bring new models into an existing Navisworks model.…One way is to append and one way is to merge.…The first question I had the first time I used Navisworks…was, what's the difference between appending a model and merging a model?…You might be asking too.…This actually has to do with the cleanliness of your models.…If you have errors in your Revit or AutoCAD models, consisting…of duplicate geometry, merging will remove these duplicates appending will not.…
As a practice, I actually prefer to append and keep my models clean.…This allows for faster opens and won't inadvertently remove objects.…So, let's open up Navisworks and append some NWC files.…In Navisworks go to the Home tab, on the Project panel we'll see the Append button.…Go ahead and click Append.…Scroll to the Directory where you kept your files.…Go to the Navisworks file.…Notice you can't see a lot of the files.…
That's because Navisworks has three separate file types.…Mine is looking for a Navisworks File Set.…I'm going to click the drop-down and I'm going to find Navisworks Cache.…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 05/09/2016. What changed?
A: We added one new tutorial on BIM 360 and a whole new chapter of videos on rendering in Navisworks.
Q. This course was updated 03/21/2017. What changed?
A. Three videos were updated in the first chapter. The following topics were also updated in chapters 8 and 12: creating a simluation for the TImeLiner, changing the survey point and project base point in Revit, finding and running Civil 3D Object Enablers, and combining Civil and Revit.
1. The Navisworks File System
2. Navigating in a Model
3. Working with Viewpoints
4. The Review Tab
5. Dealing with Objects
6. Sorting and Grouping
7. Clash Detection
8. The TimeLiner
10. Presenting, Animating, and Exporting
12. Combining Site and Buildings
Combining Civil and Revit3m 40s
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