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Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2012

ISBN: 978-1-118-00678-8
480 pages
August 2011
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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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting to know Navisworks.

Chapter 2: Bringing it all together: Files and File Types.

Chapter 3: Moving around the Model.

Chapter 4: Climbing the Selection Tree.

Chapter 5: Model Snap Shots: Sections, Viewpoints and Animations.

Chapter 6: Documenting Projects.

Chapter 7: 4D Sequencing with TimeLiner.

Chapter 8: Clash Detection.

Chapter 9: Creating Visualizations with Navisworks.

Chapter 10: Animating Objects.

Chapter 11: Give Objects Life and Action with Scripter.

Chapter 12: Collaborating Outside of Navisworks.

Chapter 13: Other Useful Navisworks Tools.

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Author Information

Jason Dodds is an Autodesk Construction Solutions Engineer who has been actively involved in all facets of design and building processes for over 15 years. He has been a Navisworks user since the software's inception. Prior to joining Autodesk, he used Navisworks for the coordination and scheduling of projects across the U.S. He is a regular speaker at Autodesk University and at conferences for the Construction Management Association of America, the Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Associated General Contractors. Scott Johnson is an Autodesk Sr. Technical Account Manager for the major construction accounts. He has over 15 years of experience in design, construction, digital prototyping, and manufacturing in a variety of fields. One of the early users of Navisworks, Scott has consulted internationally and continues to speak regularly at Autodesk University and other conferences. He holds a master's in construction management, with an emphasis on virtual and 4D construction.

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