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WatsonAlan7507
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Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

05-07-2010 02:33 AM in reply to: ben.furness
Hi, I'm reading this thread and still not very sure on the answer to the original question.

Can Navisworks convert to dwg or dxf?

I'm a 3dsMax user and am looking to import files for rendering and animation, and have no idea about Navisworks' exporting capabilities.
I have acces to the exported PDS model, along with .nwd files, and I can request export of any other formats available.

Max can import;
FBX, 3ds, DWG, DXF, DAE, IGES, OBJ, SKP

Thanks for any input.

Alan
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richardparker
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Message 12 of 19 (3,513 Views)

Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

05-07-2010 03:13 AM in reply to: ben.furness
Hi Alan,
Navisworks 2011 will allow you to export to FBX format, which offers you an interop path with MAX.
Best regards,
Richard
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WatsonAlan7507
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Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

05-07-2010 03:35 AM in reply to: ben.furness
Thanks Richard, that will make my life a lot easier.
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Dumfatnhappy
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Message 14 of 19 (2,528 Views)

Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

04-04-2012 12:48 PM in reply to: ben.furness

I have 2012 Navisworks Manage which will export a DWFx, DWF and FBX but have yet to successfuly import either into Acad

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Dumfatnhappy
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Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

04-04-2012 12:59 PM in reply to: Dumfatnhappy

wow,  responded to my own thread I started in 09.....   WHO KNEW..    !        :smileysurprised:

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timproof
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Message 16 of 19 (2,240 Views)

Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

08-01-2012 09:26 PM in reply to: WatsonAlan7507

A workflow to get dwf back into Revit, may also help you back into AutoCAD.

 

dwf open on Navisworks

export to fbx

Open in 3DS Max (unless AutoCAD can open fbx)

export to sat(acis)

acis into AutoCAD

 

This is crude, yet gives you a geometric framework to generate additional geometry. Revit output dwf that aligns with the original dwf in Navisworks. I'm not sure if AutoCAD is the same.

 

Good Luck

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Jeweler
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Registered: ‎06-25-2013
Message 17 of 19 (1,367 Views)

Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

06-25-2013 03:34 PM in reply to: timproof

try convert it to

- fbx

- then to dxf (using dxf converter, free at autodesk)

- open your dxf in autocad

- then save as dwg

 

Ive been doing this for sometime now but it seems limited. cant convert fbx to dxf when file is too big.

 

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ser_gio23
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Registered: ‎02-28-2014
Message 18 of 19 (663 Views)

Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

02-28-2014 07:05 AM in reply to: Jeweler
Hi I am new to this.
If I could help with the following: I have a model in NWD and want to see it on my tablet. As I can do?
I'll be very grateful for your help
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TonyDao8236
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Registered: ‎03-16-2009
Message 19 of 19 (225 Views)

Re: Converting Navisworks to dwg

05-28-2014 07:01 PM in reply to: JeffH_ADSK

Hi Jeff.

 

This is a rather old post. but still remain relavant.

 

What if there is a 3rd Party Naviswork 2014 Addon that promissed to export NWD to DWG + Xdata.

(I am saying if because i don't want to name the software)

 

On one hand this tells me to go and get it before it's gets pull off the shelves.

The other say.

Stop distributing NWD and use it to share our design.

 

Regards.

 

 

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