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Alan Johnson

How To Save And Load Your Navisworks Workspace

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You know the feeling when you open your software and all the docked windows are gone, and tools added to the Quick Access tool bar are missing too. Well in Autodesk Navisworks  there's no need to...
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Alan Johnson

Using The Navisworks Appearance Profiler

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A fairly underused tool in Navisworks is the Appearance Profiler, which allows you to set up custom appearance profiles based on sets (search and selection) and property values and use them to colour ...
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Alan Johnson

A Guide To The Navisworks Interface For 2018

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Regular Navisworks users will no doubt remember which tools/commands are on which tab and which window contains what info etc. But new or inexperienced users of Navisworks often struggle to find or re...
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Alan Johnson

How to use the Audits tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

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The Audits tool is a powerful feature in the  iConstruct Navisworks Extension  for quickly creating viewpoints and selection sets based on model properties and/or predetermined search criter...
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Alan Johnson

Using the ReConstruct tool in the iConstruct Navisworks Extension

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When we open/append models in Navisworks, the models sometimes contain geometry for model items that are not required. Fortunately, the iConstruct Navisworks Extension comes with a number of conf...
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Alan Johnson

Resetting File Units for Navisworks Models

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When we open or append Navisworks  models each model file will have its own default scale unit associated with it, and Navisworks understands the concept of whichever scale unit the scene is pres...
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Simon Locke

See What You Require - Navisworks Section Planes

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When working with Navisworks, quite often you will have quite a sizeable project in terms of area. In these cases, sometimes it’s difficult to take a good look at just the areas you need. Many design ...
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Alan Johnson

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks

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We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things, but for the clash checking to work correctly and accurately the a...
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Alan Johnson

Overriding Colours to Identify Structural Elements in Navisworks

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We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things. But when we open, a dataset in Autodesk Navisworks  we could be r...
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Alan Johnson

Configuring IFC Export tool from the iConstruct ‘add in’ tool in Navisworks

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I have previously written about how quickly and easily we can get an IFC file out of Navisworks using the iConstruct Smart IFC Export. In this paper, I will go in to more detail of how we can configur...
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