Navisworks General Discussion

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Registered: ‎11-06-2009
Message 1 of 4 (228 Views)

Files have turned black

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02-23-2011 12:36 PM

I have opened a NWF file that was functioning perfectly and now some of the appended files have all turned black.


The change that occurred was I opened a '09 Revit file in Revit 2011 and saved out a new NWC. (Previously the original NWC was produced in Revit 2010.) With the new NWC (2011) I saved over the old NWC (2010) and then opened the NWF. Upon doing this half of my subs files turned black.


Has this happened to anyone else?



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Registered: ‎08-24-2007
Message 2 of 4 (227 Views)

Re: Files have turned black

02-23-2011 12:47 PM in reply to: lcbach

Go the Presenter tab and delete the ByLayer icon in the materials pallet.

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Registered: ‎11-06-2009
Message 3 of 4 (165 Views)

Re: Files have turned black

03-03-2011 07:21 AM in reply to: lcbach

Thanks for your help. This did fix the issue I was having, but I still don't know why it happened! Thanks!

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Message 4 of 4 (130 Views)

Re: Files have turned black

03-07-2011 07:19 AM in reply to: lcbach

Hi lcbach,


Sounds like an improper conversion of a material. An improper convert probably created a black layer for you. With so many different material types to convert, from so many possibilities, there are certain materials that are not supported or do not convert properly.


Thank you for participating in our community!


David Dembkoski




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