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Analyze, Plan, Validate, and Coordinate with Navisworks
This Autodesk Official Training Guide is the perfect reference and tutorial for the powerful Navisworks software. Learn how to use Navisworks to review, analyze, and collaborate on projects of all types and sizes while saving time, meeting deadlines, and working efficiently.
Covering the entire project workflow, this book is crammed with detailed, how-to instruction; real-world examples; and tips, tricks, and expertise gleaned from the stellar author team. Learn how to work with more than 60 file formats, create a single 3D model, navigate and edit it, find design problems with Clash Detection, visualize schedules, and much more with this thorough guide.
Exploring all the Navisworks features in Simulate, Manage, and Freedom
Navigating around a 3D model and enabling viewpointsand animation
Using Clash Detection to test and find problemsbefore they occur in the field
Optimizing and visualizing schedules using the TimeLiner 4D simulation tool
Creating impressive visualizations and walkthroughs with lighting, effects, and textures
Using advanced tools and customizing Navisworks with scripts
Master Autodesk Navisworks 2012 with This Expert Guide
Effectively Communicate with All Project Stakeholders
Collaborate and Solve Issues Before Construction Begins
Manage Designs and Workflows More Effectively
Reinforce Skills with Real-World Examples and Case Studies
Design, communicate and collaborate with Navisworks
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks shows you how to best use the amazing Navisworks software. This collaboration tool enables the consolidation of all files connected to a construction project?including file formats such as Revit, SketchUp, ArchiCAD, and others?into one 3D model that all participants can view, share, navigate, and use for visualization and simulation. With the ability to support 60-plus file formats, Naviworks has an eager fan base seeking more information. Using step-by-step tutorials, real-world examples, and hands-on exercises, this thorough guide provides the complete guidance you need to master Navisworks.
- Introduces you to Navisworks using a workflow approach that mirrors how it is used on real projects from start to finish
- Explains how to import the 60+ supported file formats, navigate around the merged 3D model, document and annotate it, and coordinate schedules with TimeLiner
- Delves into the powerful clash detection tool, which warns you if a design will not work in the real world
- Covers advanced functions such as creating visualizations and using scripting tools
- Features step-by-step instruction, real-world examples, and downloadable before-and-after tutorial files
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks is the ultimate reference on this exciting collaboration and design review software.
About the Author
Jason Dodds is an Autodesk Construction Solutions Engineer who has been actively involved in all facets of design and building processes for over 15 years. He has been a Navisworks user since the software's inception. Prior to joining Autodesk, he used Navisworks for the coordination and scheduling of projects across the U.S. He is a regular speaker at Autodesk University and at conferences for the Construction Management Association of America, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Associated General Contractors. Scott Johnson is an Autodesk Sr. Technical Account Manager for the major construction accounts. He has over 15 years of experience in design, construction, digital prototyping, and manufacturing in a variety of fields. One of the early users of Navisworks, Scott has consulted internationally and continues to speak regularly at Autodesk University and other conferences. He holds a master's in construction management, with an emphasis on virtual and 4D construction.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting to know Navisworks.
Chapter 2: Bringing it all together: Files and File Types.
Chapter 3: Moving around the Model.
Chapter 4: Climbing the Selection Tree.
Chapter 5: Model Snap Shots: Sections, Viewpoints and Animations.
Chapter 6: Documenting Projects.
Chapter 7: 4D Sequencing with TimeLiner.
Chapter 8: Clash Detection.
Chapter 9: Creating Visualizations with Navisworks.
Chapter 10: Animating Objects.
Chapter 11: Give Objects Life and Action with Scripter.
Chapter 12: Collaborating Outside of Navisworks.
Chapter 13: Other Useful Navisworks Tools.