Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the shortest distance between objects, part of Navisworks Essential Training.
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…Okay, this one's cool.…You can actually select two objects and find…where the shortest distance between the two items are.…Lots of times, you can take a measurement…and think it's accurate, but there could a bump…or a dip in one of the two items that you either can't see or just don't notice.…By using the shortest distance command, were going to see…exactly where the closest point is between the items selected.…So to get started, lets open up Navisworks.…Let's browse where we keep in our exercise files.…I'm going to go to Navisworks.…I'm going to select Navisworks.nwd.…
I'm going to grab Navisworks Essential.…Of course, you can use your own file if you want.…Now, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to use a couple objects as practice.…What I'd like to do, is I'm going to zoom in on…this area up here, where I've got a bunch of pipes.…I'd like to know what the distance is between these two pipes.…So to do that, I need to be in selection mode.…If you go to the Home Panel, and click…on Select, notice that your cursor turns to an arrow.…
- 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 Appropriate for all
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
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