Interface Overvi ew
Let's take a closer look at the environment you will be working in. T his image identifies the
mo st prominent Pr ojectWise Navigator features.
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ProjectWise N avigator's m enus
T he main menu bar is loca ted along the top of the ProjectWise N avigator application
window. It rep resents one o f the main sources of commands for controlling ProjectWise
N avigator's operation.
As you select each menu , a list o f menu item s appears. Each menu item initiates an operatio n
directly, or ope ns a dialog box so you can fur ther defin e the desired ope ration.
If you are lookin g for a specific tool to use in the design file, select Tools fro m the main
menu bar. T he resulting m enu shows most tools available.
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Compon ent Revie w and Navi g at ion
The views zoom to the flange.
7 Right click on the first FLAN GE listed and select Highlight.
T he element highlights.
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Component Review and Naviga t ion
8 Right click on 0404 in the query result s and select Isolate.
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The results are displayed graphically.
9 Select rIle > Close.
Most of the operato rs are commonl y known except for in and like.
In mean s the value of the selected pr operty falls within the specified string, similar to
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4 Assemble Data f rom Different
It is imp or tant to assemble data before you can review and comment on it. The focus o f this
mod ule is on con trolling the data that is displ ayed on the screen by using references, non -
CAD data and raster images.
Design and co nstructio n projects con sist of 2D/ 3D content created using different
app lication s and formats. The challenge is to assemble the content in one application for
downstream proce sses. ProjectWise N avigator V8 :xJtI Edition can assemble 2D, 3D, CAD,
DGN, RD L, DWG, Models, Office documents, PDF, Raster, XML, IFC, and da tabase
content in one mo del.
Module Objective s
Upo n com pletion of this module you will be able to do the following.
Assemble data fro m different sou rces using Pro jectWise Navigator reference tools
Use data fro m Micro soft Office, XML, database and othe r non-CAD sources
Use Raster data like PDF,JPG and other image formats
When you use a design that was created by someone else, you generally want to look at it
withou t modifying it. References let you see and print the contents of oth er designs witho ut
changing their content. A reference is a design that is attached to th e active design. Entire
print sheets can be composed of referenced designs and the y can be upd ated dynamically.
You can reference model s from the open DGN file, or fro m o ther DGl s th at may currentl y
be in use by other users. O ther users can referenc e the model in which you are working.
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M anipulating references
Altho ugh you cann ot manipul ate elements that are in refer ences, you can snap to the m and
copy element s int o the active model. You can also manipulate the referenc e as a who le.
The Move, Copy, Scale, Rotate and Mirro r too ls in the References dialog box let you
manipulate a reference.
Reload Reference reloads and redraws a referenc e, which lets you see changes that have been
made to it since it was last attached or reload ed.
When using referenc e tools, note the Use Referenc es Di alog List tool setting. This optio n lets
you select the reference you want to manipul ate from th e References dialog box. If you are
not sure of the name o f the referenc e you want to manipulate, you can disable this optio n and
enter a data po int on an element from the reference you wish to manip ulate in the D G N file.
You can turn the levels in references on and off, ind ependent of the levels in the master file.
-+ Exercise: Turn off levels
1 Continuing in main.dgn , select the Level D isplay tool from the Primary Tools tool
2 In the Level Di splay dialog box, select a-marlow-ground .dgn in the target tree.
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T he levels contained in the model are listed.
3 Right click in the list o f levels and select All Off.
T he reference is no longer displayed because none of the levels in it are displayed.
4 Right click again and select All O n.
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