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RE: exporting part of .nwd file to other file

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09-13-2011 06:04 PM

I have an sample .nwd file which I am working on and I want to use the elements (viz. the .dwg drawings) in new .nwd files but I am not able to export them individually. 


If I use append or merge command, it imports all the .dwg or revit files (even if I hide them). Can someone please suggest any possible option. 


I am trying to export a truck model into a construction site to make an animation. 



vaibhav soni
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Re: RE: exporting part of .nwd file to other file

09-15-2011 02:15 AM in reply to: vvsoni

Which application are you using to make the animation?


Assuming this is Navisworks then you would need to hide the model and ensure your viewpoints use the 'Hide/Required' Option which will respect hidden items. More information on this can be found in the help.


If you are looking to export part of the NWD for use in another application then you may have problems as this is something Navisworks is not intended to be used for. You can use FBX or DWF export but you may have varying results as I believe they do not respect hidden items.


If you look at the selection tree you should be able to look at what the original files were that the NWD was created from. You should then go back and try and find the native CAD models.


You may want to use Autodesk SEEK or Google Warehouse to get an individual element for the animation, such as cranes, doors etc.

Lee Mullin
Product Support Specialist
Global Services
Autodesk Ltd.

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Re: RE: exporting part of .nwd file to other file

09-15-2011 04:25 PM in reply to: lee.mullin

I was making the animation in Naviworks only. But thanks a lot for the information. I did not know about google warehouse or autodesk seek at all. It's really cool stuff. 

Also hiding the other features and exporting as fbx helps. 


vaibhav soni

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