I am using the command line options to automatically generate a .nwd file from a (PDMS Review) .rvm file.
The conversion works ok, and I am going to add a SYSCOM line to the end of the macro which generates the review models (daily)
I would like to apply certain model display changes at the same time as the conversion, i.e. graduated horizon, certain elements in the model to be translucent (escate routes etc).
Are there any command line switches that I can apply to my conversion?
Is there any way to automate the properties changes to the model in Navisworks.
The line I am using which works, is:
SYSCOM | "C:\Program Files\autodesk\Navisworks Simulate 2010\roamer.exe" -nwd C:\PDMS\Review\PDMS_Review_Models\Gorgon-IEC-MOF.n
If the NWD created by your command line has always the same filename and place, and gets overwritten each day,
then you can have a 2nd NWF file that has this NWD appended and holds the modifications, saved viewpoints etc.
In your batch file you have to add a line to batch create the 2nd NWF to a 2nd NWD that wil become the NWD the end-users will use.
could you explain this a bit more. Are you saying the following:
create 1 NWD file from the PDS file (with the command line)
created another NWD file (different location) on the same command line
Yes, for PDS it is not realy needed, but for PDMS I believe this is the right way to go:
- The first step in the batch proces is just there to convert the models into an NWD. For PDS models you can do this with an NWF file that has the .dgn models attached, for PDMS, I believe you have to this another way.
- The 2nd step is that you want to combine these NWDs, or you want to change colours, visibilty, or add viewpoints
you can do this by creating a 2nd NWF that has the NWD or the 1st step attached. The only restriction is that the NWDs from the first step should keep their filename and location when they are re-reated the next night.
- Now if you use NWF2NWD.bat, you can Create a 2nd NWD that combines and re-visualises the NWD's from the 1st step. Schedule this 2nd stap after the 1st and you will have a overnight creation of an NWD with your own viewpoints or display overrules...
I hope this clarifies a bit.
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