AutoDesk NavisWorks lets project design and building professionals synchronize their work into a single Building Information Modeling (BIM) plan. This enables team members to share, combine, review and perfect detailed 3D design models, according to Autodesk.
Autodesk NavisWorks makes it easy for users to review projects with measurement tools, fully searchable notes, redlining tools, .NWF reference files, DataTools and the ability to record animated walk-throughs for real-time playback or to be exported as .AVI files, according to the vendor. This BIM software also offers interference detection, point/line based clashing, switchback, audit trail tracks, XML import and export, 4-D construction schedules, schedule linking and the ability to export 4-D simulations, the vendor said. (In a 4-D schedule, the fourth dimension is time.)
NavisWorks is comprised of four products to enable real-time, whole-project views for effective 3-D coordination, 4-D planning, photorealistic visualizations, dynamic stimulation and accurate analysis. The four products streamline workflow by supporting all major 3-D design and laser scan files, by combining models from different formats into a single unified model, and by using real-time navigation tools such as walk, look around, zoom, zoom box, pan, orbit, examine, fly and turntable, the vendor said.
Autodesk NavisWorks Manage provides seamless visualization of all types of models, precise replication of designs, simulation of 4-D construction schedules and clash detection.
Autodesk NavisWorks Simulate is a project review tool ideal for professionals who do not require clash detection capabilities, the vendor said. Simulate offers precise replication of designs and accurate modeling of 4-D construction schedules.
Firms can use NavisWorks Manage and Simulate together to produce project presentations. The features that allow this include the ability to export photorealistic renderings into .AVI animations or still images, a library of more than 1,000 building materials, HDRI lighting, environment backgrounds, real-time shaders, the ability to publish results and ActiveX controls.
Autodesk NavisWorks Review provides users with whole-project model visualization. Users benefit from a central, synchronized environment where all stakeholders can review model designs and contribute to enhance overall quality, according to the vendor.
Finally, Autodesk NavisWorks Freedom is a viewer for files in Autodesk NavisWorks NWD and 3D DWF formats. Freedom is free for NavisWorks users.