Realdolmen Education


Navisworks 2016 Essentials

This course is currently not scheduled on the open calendar, but can be organized on request.

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2 day(s)


Anyone who wants to learn the best approaches to combine 3D geometry from cross disciplines into one scene to enable effective model reviews. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, students acquire the knowledge needed to review and markup the model, use TimeLiner, Animator, Scripter, and Presenter, as well as the Clash Detective tools within Autodesk Navisworks.


Before using this training guide, students should have working knowledge of 3D design and task-scheduling software. This training guide is designed for new and experienced Autodesk Navisworks users who need to become familiar with the main tools within the software.


Becoming familiar with Autodesk Navisworks platform, and getting convenient with the workflows.


Instructor-led in the classroom


Students learn how to open, review, and run object-interference checks on 3D models. Students also learn how to link to task-scheduling files and create 4D construction simulations. Using the Animator and Scripter tools, students create interactive animations. In addition, students learn how the Presenter tools can help them create photorealistic images and animations.

  • Discover the main features and functionality of Navisworks. - Open and append 3D files of different formats and save in the Navisworks format. - Create links to object properties files and scheduling files in external databases. - Perform visual project model reviews using the built-in review and reporting tools. - Create construction simulations of a project model to check the validity of construction schedules. - Use Animator and Scripter to create interactive animations for presentations and demonstrations. - Add true-to-life materials, and lighting and backgrounds to project models, to create photorealistic output. - Perform interference detection tests between 3D files of different disciplines to check integrity of the design.


  • Getting Started
    • Opening and Appending Files in Navisworks
    • Saving, Merging, Refreshing, and Publishing Files
    • About Navisworks File Types
    • Publish an Navisworks Files
    • How the Autodesk Navisworks Engine Works
  • 3D Model Review
    • Using Navigation Tools
    • Absolute Coordinate Display
    • Performance Indicators
    • Hiding Objects and Overriding Materials
    • Comments and Redlining
  • Selections
    • Measuring and Moving Object
    • Create a Selection Set
    • Selection Tree and Selecting Objects
    • Conducting a Property Object Search
    • Working with Site and Project Statistics
  • Advanced functions
    • Sectioning
    • Linking
    • Comparing Models
    • Switchback
    • Real-Time Rendering
  • TimeLiner
    • Run a TimeLiner Simulation
    • Creating Tasks
    • Working with a Gantt View
    • Import Tasks from External Project File
  • Simulations
    • Animations
    • Simulation Options
    • Customizing a Simulation
    • Exporting a TimeLiner Simulation
  • Animator
    • Creating a Basic Animation
    • Cameras and Camera Viewpoints
    • Manipulate Geometry Objects in an Animation Set
    • Controlling Animation Scene Playback
  • Scripter
    • Scripter Overview
    • Creating and Managing Scripts
    • Events
    • Script Actions
  • Presenter Basics
    • Apply Materials to Model Items
    • Adding Lighting Effects to a Scene
    • Adding Background Effects
    • Password Assistance
  • Presenter Advanced
    • Editing and Managing Materials
    • Individual Light Effects
    • Environment Backgrounds and Reflections
    • Creating Custom Rendering Effects
  • Clash Detective
    • Clash Detective Overview
    • Conducting a Clash Test
    • Clash Rules, Clash Testing and Creating a Report
    • Audit Checks
  • Clash Detective
    • Laser Scan Data Clashing
    • Holding and Releasing Object
    • Using SwitchBack
    • Time-Based Clashing