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Show grating of Plant3D in Navisworks

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04-23-2011 01:24 PM

Hello everbody I want to do one cuestion about grating of Plant3D. When I open any project of plant3D with Navisworks I can see all propierties of Plant3D in the tab "AutoCAD", all perfils are visualization fine but the grating is not appear. Only appear transparent box in the place of grating. I think that the problem is that Navisworks don't recognize the hatch pattern. Is posible to do that the grating visible?


 When I use the command NWCout or NWDout I can see all objects (grating too) fine. But the problem is that the propierties of Plant3D (especification of pipe, size, and others) don't appear, this problem I was explain an other post.



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Message 2 of 6 (875 Views)

Re: Show grating of Plant3D in Navisworks

05-05-2011 02:19 PM in reply to: bogdanov.y

Hi bogdanov.y,

I was able to reproduce the issue by creating my own sample file with a grating.  I have documented this issue and sent it to our development team for investigation.

I recommend logging a support call to Autodesk Support via the subscription site link below so that your support case can be tracked, and we can investigate your files as well:


Best regards,


John Lipp
Product Support Specialist
Autodesk Product Support

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Re: Show grating of Plant3D in Navisworks

08-14-2012 10:02 AM in reply to: john.lipp

This thread dates back to 2009, yet in 2013 I seem to be having the exact problem.  If I use NWCOUT from a Plant3D2013 model set to ShapeModel, then all is fine.  But if I try pointing NW Reader at the P3D dwg, it only brings in as if it were set to LineModel.

Am I missing a setting? Or has this just not been fixed in 4 years?

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Re: Show grating of Plant3D in Navisworks

08-14-2012 11:49 AM in reply to: dennis

i think its still broke

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Re: Show grating of Plant3D in Navisworks

08-21-2012 02:23 PM in reply to: DarrenP

The only work around I have found for this, is to explode the hatch which will turn it into Lines which will show up.  If your in mid design then its a problem. For the final product however it does look nice if it wont change.  (After I explode the hatch I turn it into a block)

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Message 6 of 6 (412 Views)

Re: Show grating of Plant3D in Navisworks

09-19-2013 04:28 AM in reply to: bogdanov.y

Hi all,


Problem is still exisitng in Naviswoks Manage 2014 SP1 (see attached) !


Does Autodesk plan to fix the problem or will never do it ?




Alexandre Devos

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