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Autodesk Navisworks - Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

The Autodesk Navisworks - Essentials training course instructs you in best approaches to combine 3D geometry from cross disciplines into one scene to enable effective model reviews. Through a hands-on, you will acquire the knowledge needed to review and markup the model, use TimeLiner, Animator, Scripter, Quantification, Autodesk Rendering, as well as the Clash Detective tools within the Autodesk Navisworks software.

Using the functionality of the Autodesk Navisworks Simulate, and Manage features, you will learn to open, review, quantify, and run object-interference checks on 3D models. You also learn to link to task-scheduling files and create 4D construction simulations. Using the Animator and Scripter tools, you create interactive animations. In addition, you will learn the Autodesk Rendering tools that can help to create photorealistic images and animations.

By attending Autodesk Navisworks - Essentials workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Describe the main features and functionality of the Autodesk Navisworks software
  • Open and append 3D files of different formats and save in the Autodesk Navisworks format
  • Create links to object properties files and scheduling files in external databases
  • Perform visual project model reviews using the built-in review and reporting tools
  • Create construction simulations of a project model to check the validity of construction schedules
  • Use Animator and Scripter to create interactive animations for presentations and demonstrations
  • Obtain takeoff data from source models to create material estimates, measure areas, and count components
  • Perform interference detection tests between 3D files of different disciplines to check integrity of the design
  • Add true-to-life materials, and lighting and backgrounds to project models, to create photorealistic output

  • Working knowledge of 3D design and task-scheduling software.



Getting Started

  • Workspace Overview
  • Navigation
  • Opening and Appending Files in Navisworks
  • Saving, Merging, Refreshing, and Publishing Files
  • Selection Tree and Selecting Objects
  • The Autodesk Navisworks Engine

Model Review

  • Hiding Objects and Overriding Materials
  • Object Properties
  • Measuring and Moving Objects
  • Selection and Search Sets
  • Viewpoints
  • Comments and Redlining
  • Animations
  • Sectioning
  • Links
  • Comparing Models
  • Switchback
  • Navisworks Real-Time Rendering


  • TimeLiner Overview
  • Gantt View
  • Creating Tasks
  • Import Tasks from External Project File
  • TimeLiner Simulation
  • Configuring and Defining a Simulation
  • Simulation Export


  • Animator Overview
  • Creating a Basic Animation
  • Manipulate Geometry Objects in an Animation Set
  • Section Plane Sets


  • Scripter Overview
  • Creating and Managing Scripts
  • Creating and Configuring Events
  • Creating and Configuring Actions


  • Quantification Overview
  • Setting up a Quantification Project
  • Item and Resource Management
  • Model and Virtual Takeoff
  • Managing Takeoff Data
  • Analyzing Changes

Clash Detective

  • Clash Detective Overview
  • Setting Clash Rules
  • Clash Results
  • Clash Test Reporting
  • Working with Clash Tests
  • Audit Checks
  • Export and Import Clash Tests
  • Custom Clash Tests
  • Laser Scan Data Clashing
  • Holding and Releasing Objects
  • SwitchBack in Clash Detective
  • Time-Based Clashing

Autodesk Rendering

  • Autodesk Rendering Overview
  • Adding Materials to a Model
  • Creating and Editing Materials
  • Material Mapping
  • Lighting
  • Sun and Sky Lights
  • Exposure Control
  • Ground Planes
  • Photorealistic Rendering

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