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Shared Coordinates not Locating Correctly in NW

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11-22-2011 09:39 AM

I have a multi discipline model. We are using shared coordinates. From Revit 2010 I export to .dwf.

Then append the dwf models into NW.

When I run the clash reports the FP model gives me hits.

When I look at it in Revit, it doesn't.

How can I check the location in NW?

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Re: Shared Coordinates not Locating Correctly in NW

11-22-2011 10:01 AM in reply to: Stephm3

First off, I am not a fan of using DWFs with Navisworks, there are problems with orientation.  What I would recommend is using the Navisworks Export Addin that allows you to write out a NWC directly from Revit.  I would be more confident of alignment with this process.  You can get the exporter if you don't already have it via your Subscription Center website.

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Re: Shared Coordinates not Locating Correctly in NW

11-23-2011 03:23 AM in reply to: dennis

We would also recommend using Revit 2012 and the Navisworks 2012 Exporters as these support Shared Coordinates most effectively


This is the link for the Free 2012 NWC Exporters


Also the Navisworks 2012 release includes Switchback to Revit so you can quickly go back to the exact location in your Revit model

Lee Mullin
Product Support Specialist
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Autodesk Ltd.

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