Autodesk Navisworks 2012 accelerates BIM project review through integration, analysis, and communication enhancements. File interoperability improvements help boost productivity by supporting workflows between the latest enhancements in Autodesk Revit products and third-party applications. New user interface and API (application programming interface) for the Timeliner tool provide greater control and flexibility when working with 4D simulations. New multi-sheet 2D DWF support enables users to open, review and explore 2D data sets alongside 3D models.
Here are a series of videos showing new Navisworks functionality (on the next page):
Direct Manipulation – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces enhanced gizmos, on-screen direct manipulation controls. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes how these updated tools better enable you to modify objects and reposition section planes.
Clash Management – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces a number of productivity enhancements to help in the review and resolution of conflicts, or clashes between discipline designs. Navisworks enables you to integrate project models from multiple design contributors, ranging from architects, structural, mechanical and civil engineers, and numerous specialty trades such as fire protection. Recognizing that all of these teams may author their designs in different software, Navisworks supports an incredibly wide range of file formats and software applications. Once all design models are integrated into a single scene, the Navisworks Clash Detective tool can be used to efficiently analyze the project for cross-discipline interferences. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes how these new features enable you to assign issues to individuals, or project teams; and how reports can be taken directly into Microsoft Excel.
4D Scheduling – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces improved scheduling capabilities. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes the updated user interface and interactive Gantt chart, better enabling the creation of schedules directly from integrated project models, and improved modification of schedules imported from external project management applications.
2D and Multi-Sheet Support – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces support for 2D and multi-sheet DWF files. This significant enhancement enables you to review and analyze BIM design data in 3D and 2D, along with rich building information. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes this new functionality, including bi-directional linking between objects in the model and the corresponding objects in 2D sheets.
Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2012 introduces measurement tools and 2D support. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes how you can now open, navigate and review 2D and multi-sheet DWF files, along with 3D DWF files and integrated Navisworks NWD model files. The Autodesk free viewer further delivers measurement tools including point to point, areas and angles; and 4D simulation playback includes a Gantt chart view for visibility of remaining task durations and pending activities.
Appearance Profiler – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces an appearance profiler tool. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes how this enables you to visually differentiate building systems, components, or disciplines, by color coding groups of model objects.
Revit Support – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces a number of interoperability enhancements with Autodesk Revit software. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes how you can review elements and coordination issues in Navisworks, and then use the SwitchBack command to load the corresponding RVT file in your Autodesk Revit software, zoom to and select the specific element. This can greatly increase productivity when resolving issues and making design changes following project review sessions in Navisworks. This video helps you learn about Navisworks’ support for Revit linked files, construction modeling, object splitting and assemblies.
Avatars – Autodesk Navisworks 2012 introduces a series of new avatars. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker describes how these can be used to help communicate and analyze human interaction with building designs.