Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Revit directly, part of Navisworks 2017 Essential Training.
- [Instructor] If you open a Revit model directly, you can work with Revit directly. It's almost that simple; what happens is once we create the NWC file, we can make some changes in Revit then refresh Navisworks and update the model. This is so much more efficient than the way I had to do it. I'd like to show you how to open a new model. In this case, we already have an NWC model, and you're going to find yourself in this position a lot. So what I'd like to do is delete that cache file and start fresh. Let's just into Navisworks, I've got Navisworks Manager 2017 for BIM360, but it's the same thing if you just have the standard Navisworks.
What I'd like to do is first, I want to go to my options within Navisworks, so I'm going to go to my N drop down, and I'm going to come down to options. What I'd like to do is under file readers, I want to expand this, and I want to scroll down to where it says Revit, and I'm going to select Revit. Now, in Revit, for my coordinates, I'm going to change this to project internal, and I'm going to scroll down a little bit, I'm going to uncheck Convert Linked CAD Formats, scroll down a little bit more, and I'm going to uncheck Divide File into Levels.
I'm going to click okay. Now, I'm going to hit my Windows button E, opens up explorer, I'm going to go to where I'm keeping my exercise files. Notice that we have this house and this house. I'm going to right click and delete this one. Now, I'm going to click back into Navisworks, and I'm going to click the open button. I'm going to make sure my files of type is set for Revit. It is on mine because that was my default; yours might not be.
I'm going to select my house; now I'm going to click open. I'm going to hold on my shift key and my wheel button and again, here's my house. I'm going to go in my selection tree, tree onto house, and now it's broken down into components as opposed to levels. What I want to do, though, is make some edits to this house. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go back to Revit, where I have my house, now I'm going to go down to my roof level.
I'm going to select my roof, and I'm going to click edit footprint Now I'm going to select both of these lines by holding down my control key. And I'm going to uncheck Defines Slope, I'm going to click Finish Edit Mode. Now I'm going to go to a 3D view right here. I'm going to hold down my control key, select this wall, hold on my shift key and my wheel button, I'm going to pan around, I'm going to hold down my control key and select that wall.
So in a sense, what we're doing is we're just selecting two walls. I'm going to click this button here, attach top base. I'm going to select my roof. Now I'm going to click the save button. Now I'm going to go back to Navisworks, and what I'm going to do is I'm simply going to hit the refresh button, and it's loading it back in for me. So what it's doing is it's translating it back to that NWC file, I'm going to have a gable roof put in.
It's pretty cool, but what happens is if you select an item in Navisworks now, and override it, that override's not going to get updated when you reload the model. Sometimes that's good, and sometimes that's bad, but here's how you work with Revit directly.
- 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.