Visualize and unify design and construction data within a single federated model[^2^]
Identify and resolve clash and interference problems before construction begins, saving time onsite and in rework[^2^]
Keep project teams collaborating and connected with Navisworks issues integration in the Autodesk Construction Cloud[^2^]
In this article, we will show you how to use Navisworks Manage 2016 for BIM project delivery, from importing models to creating reports.
Navisworks Manage 2016 supports a wide range of file formats, including DWG, DGN, NWC, NWD, IFC, RVT, and more. You can import models from different disciplines and sources into Navisworks Manage 2016 by using the Append or Merge commands. You can also use the NWC Export Utility to create compressed NWD files that are more secure and easier to share[^1^].
Navisworks Manage 2016 provides various tools and options for viewing models, such as:
The Navigation Bar, which lets you pan, zoom, orbit, walk, fly, or look around the model
The Viewpoints window, which lets you create and manage saved views of the model
The Selection Tree window, which lets you select and hide individual elements or groups of elements in the model
The Properties window, which lets you view and edit the properties of selected elements in the model
The Appearance Profiler window, which lets you apply color overrides to elements based on their properties
Performing Clash Detection
One of the main features of Navisworks Manage 2016 is clash detection, which helps you identify and resolve conflicts between different elements in the model. To perform clash detection, you need to:
Create a clash test by specifying the sets of elements to be compared and the type of clash (hard, clearance, or duplicate)
Run the clash test to generate a list of clashes in the Results window
Review each clash by using the Clash Detective window and the Viewport
Assign each clash to a responsible party and add comments or attachments if needed
Create a report of the clashes by using the Report window
Navisworks Manage 2016 allows you to create various types of reports based on the data in your model. You can use the Report window to select the data source (such as clashes, viewpoints, or properties), the output format (such as HTML, XML, or CSV), and the report template. You can also customize your own report templates by using XML or XSLT. You can then save or print your reports for documentation or communication purposes.
Navisworks Manage 2016 also allows you to create animation scenes to illustrate the movement of objects or viewpoints in the model. You can use the Animator window to create animation sets, which contain keyframes that define the position, rotation, scale, or visibility of objects or viewpoints at specific times. You can also edit the animation properties, such as duration, interpolation, or looping[^3^].
Once you have created your animation scenes, you can export them to various formats, such as AVI, MOV, WMV, or MP4. You can use the Export Animation window to select the output format, resolution, frame rate, compression, and quality of your animation. You can also choose to export the entire animation or a specific time range. e0e6b7cb5c