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Data comparision with Navisworks Manage

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03-05-2014 03:19 AM



I need your expertise.


I have an IFC I need to open in Revit.  However, when it complete, warninig list appears stating some geometries could not be converted. 

Since Revit cannot find "missing" geometries, I am wondering if there are ways to use Navis to compare original IFC data and Revit data generated from IFC. 


I found Revit data has "Tag" parameter under type tab that is identical to IFC's "Tag" parameter.

(I also found Revit's "IfcGUID" parameter under element tab, is same as "GLOBALID" in IFC.)


I thought, if I can compare both parameters and search for the difference, I can pin point which instance is missing in Revit.


Please advice.


Of course, if there is a better way to do so, I would like to hear those ideas.






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Re: Data comparision with Navisworks Manage

03-05-2014 03:56 AM in reply to: Jun_Nagase_Nikken
worth a try:
Create an NWC out of Revit, only with the imported IFC
Start a new NWF file, append the NWC and the original IFC
Select both files in the Selection Tree
Then the Compare command becomes available, with some options
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Re: Data comparision with Navisworks Manage

03-06-2014 02:43 AM in reply to: Patrick_Aps_9121

Thank you very much for the advice.

I will try as soon as IT guys install the exporter...


Thank you very much




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