Hello, I can not seem to get the switchback refresh in navisworks to work. Here is what I have done so far:
I've exported a Revit file out to Navisworks 2013, opened the .nwc and saved the file as a .nwf, used the switchback in navisworks to highlight the element in Revit, made changes in Revit to the element, saved the Revit file, selected the add-in switchback in Revit, and once in Naviswork refreshed the file. However, nothering happens when I select refresh.
Thanks for the help.
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You exported to an NWC, made a change in Revit and resaved in Revit, but after resaving the RVT in Revit, did you also re-export it overwriting the old NWC that is currently open?
To overwrite the NWC that is currently open in Navisworks, you’ll need to click Application Button > Options > Model > Performance > and mark “Close NWC/NWD on load.” Otherwise you’ll have an issue overwriting the file when it is currently open.
Please try exporting out the NWC after making the changes in Revit and prior to refreshing the model in Navisworks and let me know if that resolves the issue.
Thanks for the reply and help. "Close NWC/NWD on Load" worked. I did have one other question though, is there a setting that will update the nwc file whenever you save the revit file? I watched this video on the Naviswork Switchback funtion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaNcWblABiI&feature
Thank you for the update. You can either open the RVT file directly or export to an NWC file from Revit and open that in Navisworks.
In the video, she is opening the RVT directly in Navisworks rather than exporting to an NWC. If you open the RVT directly in Navisworks, when you resave the RVT in Revit after making changes, because the file is being read directly Navisworks, you are able to refresh the changes.
However, if you export to an NWC file, when you resave your RVT after making changes, the NWC file that Navisworks is loading isn't automatically updated. If you are exporting to an NWC, you'll need to export and overwrite the NWC loaded in Navisworks to have the updates included in the NWC.
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