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    • Embbedding Database Properties into NWD Files Using Batch Utility August 14, 2018
      Many of our facilities are designed from Bentley AutoPLANT 3D model software.  When we publish NWD versions of the native AutoCAD DWG files using the Navisworks>Output>Publish tool, we are able to embed the database properties from their associated AutoPLANT SQL database.Is there a way of accessing this 'data-rich' functionality when using th […]
      StephenHodge1608
    • Problem with simulating 4D when it's connected to Animation Scenes ! August 14, 2018
      I am trying to create a 4D animation of a meduim-large size Navisworks model to show how project is going to be built. I've created animation Scenes for connecting them to timeline Tasks, but I have problem with it when I want to simulate timeline animation and the problem is that it really works very slow motion and after adding a certain amount of sce […]
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    • Viewing Selection August 13, 2018
      I'm using autodesk navisworks manage 2018. Is there a way where i could go into the model automatically by selection an object in selection tree (at any level). See below picture. Please advise.   
      PreconAutodesk
    • invalid file file-attach dwf/dwfx August 13, 2018
      problem 1:i am trying to attach a dwf/dwfx to autocad mep 2018.  i get an invalid file file.  Ive exported from both navisworks and design review with the same results.   note this is file is a component of a larger layout, for example, a motor in an electrical room.  problem 2: im ultimately looking to import that modeled motor revit file into an autocad dr […]
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    • Using Navisworks api to create custom scene view/GUI August 13, 2018
       I want to create a custom scene view/GUI which displays the properties window when I hover around objects in full screen mode. I also want the properties window to be interactive enough such that I can click on the URL links from it. Is there a way to do this on the api or otherwise. 
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    • Scatter in multiple polyline August 15, 2018
      Hi all found this awesome lisp http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?68154-Scatter-blocks-inside-a-polyline-or-some-kind-of-spray-tool-for-ACAD-... it's great but i want to make some...
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    • HATCH Angle is not getting selected until I run the -hatchedit command August 14, 2018
      Hi all, Here's a LISP that I'm having a problem with. Everything's working OK apart from getting the angle of the HATCH working. It doesn't work until I run it through a -hatchedit command....
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      This has been a year of change for me and it hasn’t stopped yet! Today Bricsys announced the news… I’m joining their team! In my role as User Success Manager, I’ll help BricsCAD and BIM customers maximize their investment in...
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    • Controlling the AutoCAD Cursor Badge
      In AutoCAD 2015 badges were added to the AutoCAD cursor to help you identify the editing operation you were about to perform. For example, when you use the ERASE command and pass the cursor over an object, a small red...
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      Kicking off the weekend early on this cold Colorado morning with nothing related to AutoCAD.... Just one of my favorite hiking photos from "the city above the clouds". Have a great weekend!
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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 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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      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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Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2012

Posted by Rob W on September 14, 2011

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.

 

Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2012

 

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CAD Masters Training

Posted by Rob W on September 2, 2011

 

 

CAD Masters has been recognized as a valued partner by Autodesk in many ways.  We are an Autodesk GOLD Partner, an Autodesk Government Specialist, an Authorized Training Center, an Autodesk Certification Center, a Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert, and a member of the Autodesk Developer Network.  CAD Masters received Autodesk’s top award for Customer Loyalty in 2008.

More importantly, however, is being recognized by our customers as a trusted business partner.  See the links below for more information about how we might partner with you:

 

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BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows

Posted by Rob W on November 15, 2010

Check out this free E-Book at Google Books

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The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP 2011

Posted by Rob W on October 2, 2010

This title has not yet been released.
You may pre-order it now and Amazon will deliver it to you when it arrives.

Pre-order at Amazon

If it is as informative as their 2010 book IMHO it will be well worth the $48.

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Autodesk NavisWorks 2009: Essentials AOTC

Posted by Rob W on August 1, 2010

In this courseware, using hands-on exercises that demonstrate the functionality of the Autodesk® NavisWorks® 2009 Review, Simulate, and Manage features, students learn how to open, review, and run object-interference checks on 3D models. Students also learn how to link to task-scheduling files and create 3D construction simulations. Using the Animator and Scripter tools, students create interactive animations. In addition, students learn how the Presenter tools can help them to create photorealistic images and animations. This courseware provides students with the skills and knowledge to use NavisWorks 2009 effectively.

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Navisworks Manage 2010 Essentials Training

Posted by Rob W on June 5, 2010

The Navisworks Manage 2010 Training vBook covers the following topics: Application Overview, Object Properties, Search/Selection Sets, Views, Red-Lining, Modifying Objects, Clash Detection, Timeliner (4D visualization), the Presenter Module, more In-Depth Features and how to Link to Building Management Systems

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