Introducing Navisworks Connector for Autodesk Data Exchange

Gaurav Bhamre Gaurav Bhamre June 11, 2024

2 min read

We are delighted to share that Autodesk Data Exchange has expanded its ecosystem with the addition of a Navisworks Connector. This new connector allows for the loading of exchanges generated from various design authoring applications supported by Data Exchange. This addition facilitates the coordination of subsets of your data and enables the aggregation and visualization of these subsets in Navisworks. Here are few examples how data exchange can add value to your current coordination workflow.

How Data Exchange can help your workflows in Navisworks

Here is a quick demo on how you can integrate Data Exchange in your existing Navisworks workflows.

Design coordination and review using Data Exchange for Navisworks

Autodesk Data Exchange now supports loading data from a wide variety of applications such as Revit, Tekla, Rhino, Inventor, SolidWorks, Civil3D, AutoCAD, and IFC (in private beta!). This helps you in loading subsets of data from multiple design files on a single platform for comprehensive design review and coordination.

Take advantage of features in Navisworks such as clash detection, quantification, and 4D simulation to review design and conflicts. Moreover, the update feature in Data Exchange can assist you in determining whether these conflicts have been addressed in subsequent model revisions, keeping the coordination reports in sync with the latest designs.

Screenshot of loading data

The Data Exchange connector loads properties enabling the creation of search sets and visibility profilers based on these attributes.

Screenshot of view properties

The Navisworks connector retains the model hierarchy, assisting users in developing 4D simulations and easily navigating the model through the selection tree.

Screenshot of model hierarchy

Download the Navisworks Connector today!

We encourage you to join our early access program for the Navisworks Connector through the Autodesk App Store. Early access versions of Revit 2024, Dynamo, Grasshopper, Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Civil3D and Tekla. Connectors are also available for download, along with our other publicly released connectors for Revit 2023 and Rhino 7. Please note that access to Autodesk Docs is required as exchanges are currently stored and managed through this hosting provider.

We highly value your feedback and invite you to share it directly via our early access program forum. Your input plays a crucial role in shaping the development of future connectors and enhancing our app interoperability and data sharing among teams. For more information, visit our Data Exchange site, public roadmap, and community forum. Stay tuned for future updates, new connectors, and expanded features!

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