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00 - Navisworks in a Nutshell
A brief session to enthuse the delegates and give a feel for the products capability, includes opening models, navigation around the model, how to create an animation, run a simulation, perform an interference check and export a clash test report.
01 - Introducing Navisworks as a BIM tool
Political positioning of Navisworks within the wider BIM context, this is a lecture only and will often be taken out and delivered as part of an executive overview. We take a look at what Navisworks does and where it fits into the overall concepts of BIM.
02 - UI Tour
This session introduces the menu and screen layout, the important tools and dialogue locations followed by a look at the basic project review features.
03 - Compiling and managing a project
This module provides an insight into the options and settings in Navisworks before exploring the large number of file formats and file readers available, and finally looking at how a project is compiled and the files saved and managed.
04 - Exploring the model
This module introduces a number of the more commonly used navigation aids and tools. These are often used in combination to add realism to movement through the model and enhance model transition. Render styles are introduced to control model appearance and finally how settings are modified to impact on model performance.
05 - Reviewing, redlining, links and SwitchBack
This module focuses on how a model is reviewed, using the find and compare tools, and how annotation, redlines and data can be attached to objects in order to highlight and comment on coordination issues. We review how SwitchBack workflow is used in different project environments.
06 - Viewpoint creation, sectioning and animation
This module introduces the creation and modifying of model viewpoints, and then looks at the use of sectioning to create more focused views of the model and finally these viewpoints are used to create animations to be saved as video files.
07 - Animation and Interactivity
This module introduces delegates to the animator and the scripter tools. It explores how these are used in combination to produce animations and then add interactivity using scripts that based upon events and actions.
08 - Autodesk Rendering
The module introduces delegates to the types of render available and the Autodesk Rendering window where materials and textures are applied to model objects prior to configuring the numerous lighting and environmental settings in order to produce high quality photo realistic renders of the model.
09 - Simulation and the TimeLiner
This module takes a look at the simulation of construction scheduling using the TimeLiner tool, and how it can be linked to external task scheduling software to produce 4D simulations. The addition of animation to the simulations and the export thereof completes this module.
10 - Interference management - Clash Detective
This module explores the clash detective tool, arguably Navisworks greatest strength is its ability to identify, inspect and then report on interferences. When linked to the TimeLiner and object animation it has the ability to perform time based object collision detection on moving objects.
11 - Material Takeoff - Quantification
New from 2014, this module explores material takeoff using the quantification workbook, and provides an insight into how it uses catalogs, work breakdown structures, model objects and their properties, to perform a material takeoff of the aggregated model.