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    • Long term large file storage options? March 21, 2018
      Please bear with me as I'm touching on this as a bit of an outsider. We have run into an issue of storage space with our facility scans.   Currently we were loading our scans (at a minimum, roughly 1/2 terabyte) into Vault. As you may know, in order for someone to work within the file or just view it, they need to copy a version of it from Vault to thei […]
    • Number of Polygons before Exporting to FBX March 20, 2018
      I am very new to Autodesk Navisworks. Suppose I open up, on Navisworks, an NWD file holding a model of a two-storey square house. I want to export it to use it in Unity as an FBX file with a limited number of polygons that make up the house. Is there a way you can view the number of polygons your model currently has? This is to tell how many polygons I want […]
    • Crashing when using the save button March 19, 2018
      As well as crashing when I sort the selection tree, I am also crashing when I use the save button. I have Navisworks 2018 on SP 1. This is insane. Is there s fix for this.
    • TimeLiner Rules March 19, 2018
      I am trying the function "Auto Attaching using Rules" for gatehouse example, I tried several time a lot of combinations to match Task name from GANTT with task name from model but I did not succeed. Can you help me please?
    • Scripter to open html March 19, 2018
      Hello  In the scripter i can jump to a stored view.Can i also open a html in the same time?Navis Manage 2017
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      All, I'm the only one on the group that is having this problem. When I double click on a block with attributes, Enhanced Attribute Editor window comes like it's supposed to but the problem that...
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      I'm utilizing Lee Mac's InsertWithState function to insert dynamic blocks with specific visibility states and it works great. Can someone please show me how to specify the insertion point in the...
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      Here's an oldie! This wooden pencil doesn't have a date on it but I'm guessing it's from the early nineties if not even the eighties! Who really believed back then that AutoCAD... or any CAD could replace good old paper...
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    • Subcontractor “Pass-Through” Claims Still a Matter of Controversy
      Subcontractor “pass-through” claims, sponsored by a prime contractor against a public project owner, are both useful and controversial. A pass-through claim results from a claim liquidation agreement between the prime and the sub. The prime agrees to pursue the project owner, at the prime’s expense, for the subcontractor’s increased costs. The prime will pas […]
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    • Autodesk Navisworks Animated Construction
      Autodesk Navisworks project review software can import project schedules from planning applications, enabling you to simulate and visually communicate construction schedules. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker has further enhanced the 4D simulation by animating building components (using the Navisworks Animator feature) and rendered with Navisworks to cre […]
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    • What is BIM Model or Building Information Modeling?
      Building Information Modeling or BIM is the latest buzzword in construction industry worldwide. It has been flaunted on the front page of construction magazines; more seminars are being arranged throughout year and many companies are involved in developing products/tools around BIM. So, what is BIM? Why it so popular and what lies there in it […]
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    • Apps Simplify Processes Big and Small
      Whether you’re looking for a better way to log employees’ time on a project, make a crucial measurement on the jobsite, or automate business-process management, one tool required is one you most likely already have: a smartphone. Construction productivity tools are going mobile, and the combination of advancing cellphone technology and a flurry of activity [ […]
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BIM for Contractors: Autodesk® Navisworks® From Design To Construction To FM

Posted by Rob W on February 12, 2011

Class Audience

AEC professionals who want to learn more about the ways Navisworks can be used through the design and construction process to build better buildings

Class Description

More and more contractors are finding the benefits of leveraging BIM on their projects. This class will focus specifically on Navisworks and the ways in which leading-edge contractors are using the tools available to build better buildings. Topics include: Project Procurement/Interview Strategies, Assisting the Design Team Before Construction and Sub Procurement via “Design Phase Early Conflict Modeling and Coordination” Visualization Techniques, 4D Simulations and Phasing, On-Site Spatial Coordination/Clash Detection, and Completing the Life-Cycle With Facilities Management.

Key Learning

  • Set up a workflow process for on-site Spatial Coordination/Clash Detection
  • Assist the design team before construction of a project
  • Manipulate models for internal use and external viewing via NavisWorks Freedom Viewer
  • Create 4D schedule simulations for use in interviews, preconstruction, and during the building process to communicate the project schedule more efficiently
  • Use Navisworks as a strategic tool to win more projects

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