Learn the difference between Navisworks Freedom, Simulate, and Manage. This allows you to choose the right software for what you need to accomplish.
- [Instructor] There are three different kinds of Navisworks that you can use. One is called Freedom, the second is called Simulate, and the third is called Manage. The only one that you can really use for this course will be Navisworks Manage. Navisworks Freedom, which you can currently see on the screen, allows you to view animations that may have been created inside of Simulate or inside of Manage, or review the model, which means that you can take measurements, you can find the shortest distance in between two different points, or you can even view comments which are associated with the saved viewpoints over here on the side. A saved viewpoint is if you save a spot when you're inside of Navisworks Simulate or Manage to show that part of the model. Then you can put some text inside of it in order to communicate what needs to change inside of the view. Navisworks Freedom is free, but all it is, is a viewer of the Navisworks files. Next you have Navisworks Simulate which I currently don't have loaded on this computer, but what I'll do is just close down Freedom and let you see Navisworks Manage. Simulate has most of the functionality of Navisworks Manage. The big difference being is that Simulate does not have the Clash Detective. Since it does not have the Clash Detective that means that it does not allow you to automatically do clash detection of the different items inside of your various models that you've brought into the Navisworks environment. To do this course, since we will be dealing with clash detection, you will need Navisworks Manage. To get to the appropriate tools, one way is to select on the Clash Detective, and by clicking on the Clash Detective, this is your Clash Detective dialog box, and we'll talk more about how it functions later on. But Navisworks Manage is the only one of those three softwares that has the Clash Detective tools.