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Excluding Layers On DWG Publishing

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05-30-2012 05:24 AM

I have a DWG & I want to create a NWD file, but I want To Exclude Some Layers! Is this possible, or Do I have to do a pre-processing routine?



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Re: Excluding Layers On DWG Publishing

05-30-2012 12:15 PM in reply to: KempCE

Hi Colin,


I'm not aware of any direct way to exclude specific layers when creating a Navisworks file from a DWG at this time. Depending on what you want to exclude and why, it might be that you can just Hide them in Navisworks prior to publishing.


However, you might be able to approach this by leveraging the DWG conversion options of Convert Off and/or Convert Frozen. Entities that fall into those categories should not appear in your NWC/NWD with one or more of those options turned off. You can access the options for the exporter via the command nwopt, and the options for the file loader in Navisworks Global Options.


Hope that helps,



Senior Software Engineer
Autodesk Ltd.
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Registered: ‎04-11-2008
Message 3 of 3 (76 Views)

Re: Excluding Layers On DWG Publishing

06-06-2012 01:51 AM in reply to: KempCE

You can easily make a search set, where you'll choose needed layer. After that you can turn it on/off


Good luck

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