Get a overview of the Clash Detective interface. The Clash Detective is the tool used for creating clash tests.
- [Instructor] To open the Clash Detective interface, we have one of two options that we can do. The first is that if the Clash Detective has not been started up, we can either, underneath the home tab, come over here to Clash Detective, push the button, in which case the Clash Detective will then open up or in a related way that we can go about opening the Clash Detective, we can go to the view tab, go to windows and then put a check mark next to Clash Detective, that does the same thing. What will occur when you put that check mark is that Clash Detective will then open up and we can then leave the Clash Detective open by clicking on this button that looks like a pushpin. That's the auto hide button. When you select on the auto hide button, it will then leave the Clash Detective open. If you ever want to close it again, that's simple enough to do. Just come over here to the auto hide button again, click on it, and it will automatically minimize and show up here over on the side. The second thing that you could do would be to load a workspace that you know has the Clash Detective in it. In my case, I could either load my own personal workspace which I created earlier, or I could select on Navisworks Extended and that's the thing that I typically do, is select on Navisworks Extended. At that point, you'll see the Clash Detective available over here on the side. If you click right there on the tab, it'll hold it open, then if you click on the auto hide button, once again, it will stay open from that point on. Now right now, if we take a look at it, we can see that this is all grayed out and there's no way to actually push on anything. Well the reason is, is that currently I do not have a model loaded or open. So what I'm going to do is come up here to the big N and I'm just going to do an open. Then in our 02_Clash_Test_Setup folder, I'm going to select on the Interface.mwf to open that up. In a period of a few seconds it opens up the Navisworks model as it currently stands. Next, I can go to my Clash Detective over here. We can see all the files that are linked in to this project and now we have an extra button available to us. Actually, we have a couple of extra buttons that are available to us. One is add test and the other is import clash tests. We'll talk about importing the clash tests a little bit later on, but from here, we can click on add test and this creates a new clash test. Now ultimately I will be getting rid of this test one, but at this point, if I wanted to rename it to be something else, I could. In this case, I like just test one so I'll just hit enter. If you have multiple different clash tests and the reasons why you may have multiple different clash tests would be to clash different items against each other, which means see if different kinds of systems or different kinds of objects hit each other such as duct and pipe, maybe sanitary and structural, or a wide variety of other kinds of categories, those could all show up here. Next, we have four tabs down below. The first tab is the select tab. That allows you to select either what models or what entities that you want to clash against. There's a rules tab, which allows you to specify a little bit better the rules that you have associated over here with select. In other words, what you can do is that you can say that yes, I want to clash items in the same file or no, I don't want to clash items in the same file. Just think of these as different kinds of filters you can apply to your clash test. There's a results tab which will show you the results of whatever clash tests that you've run and then finally there's a report tab which will allow you to export out any of your clash results in a variety of different kinds of formats. So the main areas here inside of the Clash Detective interface will be the clash tests themselves, the actual categories of the clash tests, and the various different settings associated with setting those clash tests up.