Assuming you would like tips on using Autodesk Navisworks:
- Get to Know the Interface
When you first open Navisworks, you’ll be presented with a mostly blank workspace. The interface is designed to be as uncluttered as possible, with a toolbar running down the left side and a series of tabs across the top.
The main toolbar contains all of the tools you’ll need to navigate your model, including orbit, pan, and zoom. You can also use the Select tool to select objects in the model, and the Measure tool to take linear and area measurements.
- Familiarize Yourself With the Viewpoints
One of the most useful features in Navisworks is the ability to save and load different viewpoints. A viewpoint is basically a saved camera position, which you can return to at any time.
To save a viewpoint, simply navigate to the position you want to save and click the “Save Viewpoint” button on the toolbar. You can then give your viewpoint a name and description, and even add a thumbnail image.
To load a viewpoint, simply click the “Viewpoints” tab on the ribbon and select the viewpoint you want to load. The camera will instantly jump to that position.
- Use the Time Line
The Time Line is a powerful tool that allows you to animate your model and play back simulations. To access the Time Line, click the “Timeline” tab on the ribbon.
The Time Line consists of a series of keyframes, which represent different positions in time. You can add keyframes by clicking the “Add Keyframe” button, and you can delete keyframes by selecting them and pressing the “Delete” key.
To play back your animation, simply press the “Play” button. You can also use the scrubber to manually move through the timeline.
- Use the Clash Detective
The Clash Detective is a powerful tool that allows you to find and resolve conflicts in your model. To access the Clash Detective, click the “Clash Detective” tab on the ribbon.
The Clash Detective consists of a series of tests, which you can use to find conflicts between different objects in your model. To run a test, simply select the objects you want to test and click the “Run Test” button.
The results of the test will be displayed in the “Results” pane. To resolve a conflict, simply select the conflicting objects and click the “Resolve” button.
- Export to Other Formats
Navisworks can export your model to a variety of different formats, which can be opened in other applications. To export your model, click the “File” menu and select the “Export” command.
In the Export dialog, you can choose the format you want to export to. Some of the most popular formats are DWF, DXF, and 3D PDF.
Once you’ve selected a format, you can choose where you want to save the file and what you want to name it. When you’re ready, click the “Export” button and Navisworks will export your model.