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Read/open Navisworks files in TC

  • 1.  Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 03-13-2020 04:03

    Hello all,

    is there any future development to give the option to open Navisworks files .nwd .nwc in Trimble Connect? It would be really beneficial for the coordination in projects. Thanks, 



  • 2.  Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 10-24-2020 16:18

    Guys until you can use Navisworks NWD. in the XR-10 and Trimble Connect, these platforms are pretty much worthless.



  • 3.  Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 10-29-2020 03:26

    Trimble Connect Development team is there any progress on this? Will it be supported in any near future?

    #trimbleconnectforwindows #trimbleconnectdestop #navisworks 



  • 4.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 01-15-2021 03:00
    Hello Filip,
    I see the last version of TC supports the Navisworks .nwd files! Finally! This give also the option to import Navisworks files in Tekla Structures too. You can save in Trimble Connect the Naviswork file in .trb format and then import it in Tekla Structures. #navisworks #navisworktotekla #TrimbleConnect​​​

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    Marco Perazzo
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  • 5.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 01-19-2021 10:58
    Hi @Marco Perazzo I updated TC and am still unable to view NWD's. It comes in red and ​the conversion has failed. Is there anything else that I need to do?

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    Gilbert Garcia
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  • 6.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 01-19-2021 11:05
    Hello Gilbert,
    nothing else to do. I see it's still in beta version, I would first try with a small Navis model/few parts file. At the moment I didn't have any issues with it, even with bigger files.

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    Marco Perazzo
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  • 7.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 01-19-2021 11:10
    Hi Marco,

    Thank you for the reply. It is only a 10MB file, so maybe it needs to be pared down more. I will keep messing around with it then, maybe I will eventually get it to load on the XR10.

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    Gilbert Garcia
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  • 8.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 01-26-2021 04:59
    Hi

    I just tested TC can open NWD file size greater than 10Mb, you need waiting to TC process navisworks model before view model.



    Best regards,
    Hoa
     


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    Hoa Nguyen Duc
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  • 9.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 01-26-2021 06:56
    Hi Hoa,

    Thank you for the information on TC. I went into the NWD and removed the Point Cloud I had referenced in and it was able to open up in TC. It would seem as though TC does not like Point Cloud information, so it is working now.

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    Gilbert Garcia
    VDC Project Manager
    Turner Construction Company
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  • 10.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 12-08-2021 08:07
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    Hi Gilbert, The community,

    Hereby thanking Marco for raising the issue.

    Accessing Navis files in the TRIMBLE ecossystem would definitely render BIM processes more integrated, interoperable, fluid. 

    1. To follow up , I'm sharing experience on recent tests.

    Model 1  (converted-visible) : 16.96 Mb. Complexe Geometry -Readable.

    Model 2 (failed) : 370 Kb. Simple geometry. Failed.

    Direct cloud upload was used here.

    2. Details: 
    2.1 As per the community's suppport message,
    Navis shall be appended to the Wished Project via Trimble Connect Desktop access.
    Next : ->Conversion->Local-Cloud Folder syncronisation. 
    https://community.trimble.com/viewdocument/draft-upload-view-navisworks-fi

    2.2 Other notes : 

    "The Navisworks model viewing is released as a BETA feature.

    In this stage of the BETA period, the NWD & NWC file formats support plain 3D viewing only. The files cannot be used in other workflows, like for example in creating Views, ToDos or Clash checks. Also, there may be some models that are not rendered correctly or some property data may be incomplete."

    Let us follow up and support this important issue. 

    Best regards,
    Enea KOTSA.



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    Enea KOTSA
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  • 11.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Marco Perazzo,

    There is an option to add .NWC file to Trimble Connect 3D viewer.
    1. Add the .NWC file as reference model into Tekla Structure using the "NWDPlugin-1.17_x64"
    2. After importing it to Tekla, go to Trimble Connect>Models>Reference Models.
    3. Choose the .NWC file and click on the upload button right to the file name.
    4. Go to 3D viewer and reload the .NWC model.

    Hope this will help!!!!!!

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    Abhisek Mondal
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  • 12.  RE: Re: Read/open Navisworks files in TC

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hello Abhisek,
    thanks for the you post, anyway when I wrote the post two years ago Trimble Connect didn't support Navis files yet. Now Trimble Connect support Navisworks files itself, I don't see it needed to go through Tekla Structure as explained. Thanks,

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    Marco Perazzo
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