Navisworks Clash Course

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A brief course we provide to our key trade partners on how to work with Navisworks effectively and efficiently to do clash detection on a typical complex project.

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Navisworks Clash Course

  1. 1. CLASH COURSE THROUGH NAVISWORKS 2011 The Design Partnership LLP  Architects + Planners
  2. 2. AGENDA INTRODUCTION EXPORTING TOOLS AND NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES SETUP CLASH DETECTION FIRST MEETING MEETING FOLLOW-UP FOLLOWING MEETINGS TIPS AND TRICKS BEYOND CLASH DETECTION
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION
  4. 4. CLASH DETECTION
  5. 5. WALK-AROUNDS
  6. 6. RENDERING AND ANIMATIONS
  7. 7. TIMELINER
  8. 8. WHEN DO WE START? <ul><li>~50-75% Design Development </li></ul><ul><li>- Walls and architectural design should be set </li></ul><ul><li>- Model should be detailed </li></ul><ul><li>Existing model should be accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Having regularly scheduled meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Have a regularly scheduled upload date </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. EXPORTING
  10. 10. FILE TYPES <ul><li>NWD – Complete data. Can be shared and viewed with Navisworks Freedom or other Navisworks programs. </li></ul><ul><li>NWF – Master file set with links to reference other. Cannot be opened with Navisworks Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>NWC – Created when exported from Revit or brought in from AutoCAD </li></ul>
  11. 11. EXPORTING <ul><li>From Revit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install Navisworks Exporter Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up Navisworks 3D Export View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared and Internal Coordinates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From CAD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save as DWG file </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. TOOLS AND NAVIGATION TECHNIQUES
  13. 13. 1 <ul><li>APPLICATION BUTTON AND MENU </li></ul><ul><li>RIBBON </li></ul><ul><li>CLASH DETECTIVE AND SELECTION </li></ul><ul><li>PROPERTIES </li></ul>2 3 4 5 6 6 7 <ul><li>5. SAVED VIEWPORTS </li></ul><ul><li>6. PLAN VIEW </li></ul><ul><li>COMMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>NAVIGATION TOOLS </li></ul>8
  14. 14. NAVIGATING <ul><li>View Cube </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation Wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Orbit, Constrained and Free </li></ul><ul><li>Look Around </li></ul><ul><li>Panning </li></ul><ul><li>Walking, Gravity and Collision </li></ul><ul><li>Flying </li></ul>
  15. 15. INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
  16. 16. SETUP
  17. 17. FILE ORGANIZATION <ul><li>Create a separate clash detection folder </li></ul><ul><li>Do not have any dates or version numbers! </li></ul>
  18. 18. BEFORE THE MEETING <ul><li>1. Open and Append Files </li></ul><ul><li>- Saving as NWF </li></ul><ul><li>3. Workspace Customization </li></ul><ul><li>- View < Load Workspace </li></ul><ul><li>4. Creating Clash Detection Rules </li></ul><ul><li>5. Review Clashes/Grouping Clashes </li></ul>
  19. 19. SETTING UP CLASH TEST <ul><li>Open clash detective </li></ul><ul><li>Add a test (ie. Arch vs Mech, Mech vs Plumb, Mech vs Mech) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up ignore rules </li></ul><ul><li>4. Select files or objects to clash against </li></ul><ul><li>5. Select types of clash and tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>6. Start the clash </li></ul><ul><li>7. See results! </li></ul>
  20. 20. REVIEW CLASH RESULTS <ul><li>Choose among active, approved, reviewed, and resolved. </li></ul><ul><li>Resolved is automatic! </li></ul><ul><li>Comments/Tags </li></ul>
  21. 21. CLASH DETECTION GROUPS <ul><ul><li>Right click on object in the selection tree at bottom of results tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Group Clashes Involving Items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right click folder to comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Status for the Clash Result! </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. MEETING AGENDA <ul><ul><li>11”X17” Clash summary </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. LARGE PROJECTS <ul><li>May want to separate by floors </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust naming for easier clash detection </li></ul>
  24. 24. FIRST MEETING
  25. 25. CLASH DETECTION MEETING <ul><li>Go through the clashes </li></ul><ul><li>Change the status of the clash </li></ul><ul><li>Make comments and/or tag for resolving issue/responsible party </li></ul>
  26. 26. PROCEDURE <ul><li>Review clashes during meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Comment and tag </li></ul>
  27. 27. MEETING FOLLOW-UP
  28. 28. SAVING VIEWPORTS <ul><li>Check options editor for viewport settings to save override materials and transparencies </li></ul><ul><li>Save reports as html and print to PDF </li></ul>
  29. 29. NAVISWORKS FREEDOM <ul><li>Save as a NWD file for consultant and contractor review. </li></ul><ul><li>Free viewer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redlines and comments visible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation tools available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to make any changes or add comments </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. FOLLOWING MEETINGS
  31. 31. PROCEDURE <ul><li>Get updated files from everyone! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure file name is the same </li></ul><ul><li>Update tests </li></ul><ul><li>Review both old and new clashes </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat meeting and follow up procedure </li></ul>
  32. 32. TIPS AND TRICKS
  33. 33. CONTEXT VIEW <ul><ul><li>Set up home view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change view in context from “view all” to “go to home view” </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. SECTIONING TOOL <ul><li>Viewports < Enable Sectioning </li></ul>
  35. 35. 3D GRIDLINES Create Entourage 3D Gridlines in Revit
  36. 36. BACKGROUNDS View < Scene View < Background
  37. 37. SNAPS AND MEASURE TOOL 1. Turn on Snaps 2. Review Tab < Measure
  38. 38. SELECTION AND SEARCH SETS <ul><ul><li>Selection sets are static searches of specific objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search sets are dynamic defined searches that update as the model changes </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. PROCEDURE <ul><ul><li>Select objects from the selection tree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to “Sets” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right Click </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add current selection </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. PROCEDURE <ul><ul><li>Go to “Find Items” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select file/files to search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create search criteria and “Find all” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets and Right Click </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Current Search </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. BEYOND CLASH DETECTION
  42. 42. ANIMATIONS
  43. 43. TIMELINER
  44. 44. QUESTIONS? The Design Partnership LLP  Architects + Planners

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