Download LOD 2018 Specification draft

This summer, the BIMForum released the 2018 Public Comment draft of its Level of Development (LOD) Specification. The previous version was introduced way back in 2016 and is also available for download from the BIMForum website. The Level of Development (LOD) Specification is a reference that enables practitioners in the AEC Industry to specify and articulate with…

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What’s better than clash detection? Live clash detection!

We’ve been doing iterative clash detection in out projects for years. This is an old-fashioned and time-consuming process, which consists of repetitive manual or semi-automatic tasks: Convert each discipline model into the Navisworks / Solibri file formats. Update project federated model. Run multiple clash tests. Publish results. Introduce results to the design team. Next hour/day/week/month…

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Continuous orbit in Navisworks

This tip shows how to present Navisworks model in a merry-go-round style. Open Navisworks menu (the “N” application button) > Options: In options menu, open “Interface” > “Display” sublist and select “Navigation Bar” item. Make sure the “Use classic Constrained Orbit (Turntable)” option is checked, then click “OK” to close Options menu. While in 3D…

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How to sort Navisworks selection tree?

Navisworks interface is somewhat overwhelmed with features and buttons. That’s why some really useful things like sorting become overlooked for years. So here is how you can make your Navis tree look cleaner: Open an *.NWF file with unsorted selection tree, select the ‘Standard’ option from the drop-down list. Then right-click on any item in…

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