Trimble Connect Product Updates

Product Update - 12-17-2020 | Navisworks Support in Trimble Connect for Windows (BETA) 

12-16-2020 14:32

Upload & View Navisworks Files

It is now possible to add Navisworks (.NWD & .NWC) model files to the project and view them in 3D using the Connect for Windows application.

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.

Step 1: Upload Your File

  1. Download the latest version of Trimble Connect for Windows (version 1.11 or newer) from the Trimble Connect App Store and install on your computer

    Note: if you already have Trimble Connect for Windows on your machine, verify you are using the latest version. Update if necessary. Version 1.11 or later required.
  2. Sign in to Trimble Connect
  3. Open your project


  4. Click Add file

    Alternatively: drag & drop a .NWD or .NWC file from Windows Explorer
  5. Using the file explorer, navigate to a Navisworks (.NWD or .NWC) file and select it
  6. Click the View button

  7. Once the file has been processed it will appear in the 3D view. 

  8. Upload the file to cloud

Step 2: View the File on the Web 

  1. Go to the Connect for Browser 3D Viewer in https://3d.connect.trimble.com 
  2. Select a model file by clicking it in the Models panel  
  3. To view the file, click the Load model icon

     
    Note: If the download is complete but you are not seeing your model, it may be because of the zoom level. In the Overflow Menu - select the option Fit to View

    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.

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    01-19-2021 13:47

    I have the latest version of Trimble Connect installed, but I am still unable to view a 10MB NWD file. Are there any other solutions that I can try to view an NWD file?

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