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What else is new in Autodesk Navisworks 2014?

27th March 2013
Posted by Lee Mullin
We really have been busy this last year. As well as the headline new features in Navisworks 2014, there’s plenty more ‘under the bonnet’ to speed up your workflows and make you more productive. 1
  • Sectioning improvements, the Fit Selection tool allows you to select items that the section plane or box will fit to
  • Clash Detective (Autodesk Navisworks Manage only)
    • Preserve Clash Highlighting when exporting Viewpoint reports allows you to save Viewpoints with the same view you see in the results tab including redlining. These Viewpoints can also be seen in Simulate and Freedom
    • Color highlighting of the clashing elements which can be customized
    • Comment column in the results to shows if a Clash has a comments and how active the clash is
    • Clash Filters allow you to filter down to clashes only involving selected items
    • Clash Report Filter allows you to only report on those filtered items
    • Save explicit views related to a clash result
  • Timeliner
    • Export Selection Sets of the items attached to each task
    • Support for Primavera P6 v8.2 Web Services
    • Support for Microsoft Project 2013
  • File formats
    • AutoCAD 2014
    • AutoCAD Architecture 2014
    • AutoCAD MEP 2014
    • Autodesk Plant 3D 2014
    • Autodesk Inventor 2014
    • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014
    • Revit 2014
    • Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
    • Improved IFC 2×3 support
    • Faro SDK 5.1
    • Exporters for Graphisoft ArchiCAD 14, 15 and 16
There’s also some new features in design application Revit that will improve interoperability between the two packages.
  • Construction Parts can now be generated from Wall Foundations, Slab Edges, Fascias, and Gutters, making Timeliner Simulations even more accurate. This is on top of Walls, Floors, Roofs, Ceilings, Structural slab foundations, Structural Framing, Columns, Structural Columns which are already supported, see the link for more information about Creating Construction Parts in Revit.
  • Revit Switchback improvements, where a new ‘Navisworks Switchback’ view is created in Revit, you can modify the Visual Style and Detail Level and Shadows of this view and switchback will use these settings
  • Displaced views (like your own exploded view) can be exported to Navisworks, using these in combination with Switchback will make the navigation of complex models even easier. I’ve had some fun with this already, blowing the roof off our Sheffield office (see below)
  • Materials from the Revit material library are also brought through, also shown in the image below
2 Anyway, you’ll be able to get hold of this in the next couple of weeks, let us know on Twitter and Facebook which features you’re most looking forward to.
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