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.
There’s also some new features in design application Revit that will improve interoperability between the two packages.
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.
- 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