Lee talked in a recent post how 2D support is the #1 shocking thing you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks
. As the post explains 2D is still widely used, and one of the formats that many of you receive day in day out is PDF. Thanks to another little know thing called the Navisworks App Store you can now download a free plugin for Autodesk Navisworks Manage and Simulate 2015 (for Subscription customers) that lets you add 2D PDF sheets to your Navisworks project.
Why is that important you ask? If like most you receive project documentation as 2D PDF you will want to use it for quantity takeoff and general project review. Autodesk Navisworks PDF reader helps you add these 2D sheets directly to your Navisworks project. This means you can take off quantities and review your project not only in 3D but now also using 2D sheets. And Navisworks brings it together in a single project environment.
Prepare your quantity takeoff using any of the 50+ file formats and now PDF as data source.
PDF sheets are integrated in the project browser so you can browse page thumbnails, quickly jump to pages and prepare the sheets you require or prepare all at once.
Switch between the 3D model and 2D sheets with ease.
Stay tuned for a video to see it all in action – and meanwhile download and install Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF Reader from Autodesk Exchange
to start using 2D PDF sheets in Autodesk Navisworks today!