Benefits of Using Navisworks

What Is BIM?

Autodesk defines BIM as: Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the holistic process of creating and managing information for a built asset. Based on an intelligent model and enabled by a cloud platform, BIM integrates structured, multi-disciplinary data to produce a digital representation of an asset across its lifecycle, from planning and design to construction and operations.

Benefits of Using Navisworks

The AEC/VDC industry is constantly taking advantage of new software for BIM. Navisworks has been a staple for years for coordination and clash detection. So, what makes Navisworks so unique?

Navisworks helps review your 3D designs. Navisworks models are optimized for visualization. This simplifies your 3D model to navigate with more fluidity than in Revit. Navisworks allows project teams to combine their models in one place, resulting in easier coordination between disciplines, saving time and money. Getting non-Revit users, the ability to fly and review the model increases communication and collaboration for your entire project team. Allowing them the ability to see things in 3D provides them with a unique perspective that 2D plans never could. Navisworks Freedom is a free tool that allows everyone on your team to fly or walk through the model with an easy-to-use interface. You can pull measurements and parameters that were even input within the native programs.

3D visualization allows you to update and make changes to your model before construction to avoid clashes on site, and you can view these changes in real-time! Navisworks will allow you to filter through elements quickly and run clash reports between various models and components. Navisworks Manage also allows clash detection of those models resulting in fewer issues on the job site. Many owners and contractors are making it a requirement on jobs to model and run clash detection prior to installation.

Navisworks supports more than 60 file formats and integrates with other BIM software such as AutoCAD, Revit, and even point clouds. This makes sharing files and data (including clash reports) simpler by breaking down large files into smaller versions without ruining the quality.

Did you know you can also use Navisworks for rendering? It allows you to create photorealistic images and animations in a straightforward process. Navisworks renders with the Autodesk Rendering engine in the cloud, which relies on the 3D views you made in Navisworks and applies real-world lighting conditions.

Ultimately, Navisworks is a fantastic tool being adopted by an increased number of engineers, architects, constructions teams, and others who need a way to view a 3D model efficiently, saving a lot of time… and, therefore, money!

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