I need som help! I have AutoCad 2013 vith the Autodesk Navisworks NWC Export Utility 2013 installed.
In a project the architect is using Navis 2012 for coordination, but they can´t use our NWC-files made with 2013.
In AutoCad 2013 i have changed to "Save as 2010" by default, but i cant find any setting to change in what format the NWC-file is saved in, obviously it´s the wrong format för Navis 2012......
Hope somebody can help me with a solution for this problem.
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In the general case, if you install both the NW2012 exporters & the NW2013 exporters, AutoCAD should prompt you at NWCOUT as to which NWCOUT command you want to use (e.g. in AutoCAD 2011 you should get Navisworks2012.nwcout and Navisworks2013.nwcout).
However, in your case, you are using a product that did not exist when NW2012 was released, and so there is no NWCOUT for AutoCAD 2013 that is from the NW2012 product group.
The remaining alternative is to NWCOUT using the NW2013 exporter, and then re-save the NWC in Navisworks 2013 as a 2012 file. You could automate this using the NW2013 SP1 Batch Utilities, as in SP1 switches were added to Batch Utilities to allow specification of the file version used.
Hope that helps,
With the nwc loaded into 2013, you can Save As a 2012.nwf file..........then send that nwf to your Architect. You cnanot save dwon an nwc file from the 2013 version....only "nwf".
Strictly the NWF would only reference the NWC. I am not entirely sure that the NWC data would therefore be converted to 2012. You would probably be better off using NWDs which are intended to capture all current data rather than maintain references.
So I think the workflow would go:
Export NWC as 2013
Open NWC in Navisworks
Save as NWD 2012
Use that NWD in Navisworks 2012 as you would the original NWC if it has been from 2012.
As NWDs are a superset of NWC data, the file should work in exactly the same manner & workflow as before, just with a different extension. There's a possibility the Source Filename property might change, but it is rare that that has any impact on typical usage.
Hope that helps,
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