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Geometry Scheduled Multiple Times = No Clash Results

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02-07-2012 08:25 AM

Here is the scenario. We have a workshop with 50 work areas/spaces.  We have 5,000 items scheduled to utilize these areas/spaces of the workshop over the course of the year.  We created 50 boxes to represent the work spaces and linked those in timeliner to the schedule for the 5,000 items.  However, when we run a clash test there are no clashes detected because a work space, utilized by two different items at the same time, can't clash with itself.  It will take many more man-hours to create 5,000 individual models as opposed to 50 that can be utilized over and over.  Is there a work-around?

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Re: Geometry Scheduled Multiple Times = No Clash Results

02-08-2012 12:53 AM in reply to: BigAl70454

Just an idea:

 

Save twice as NWD

Create a new NWF and load the NWD's

Try doing a clash detective between (parts of) the 1st NWD to the 2nd NWD...

 

 

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Re: Geometry Scheduled Multiple Times = No Clash Results

02-08-2012 03:51 AM in reply to: BigAl70454

As Patrick_Aps_9121 says the best way to do this is with multiple versions of the same workspace geometry. Then you would be link what I presume is 5000 tasks to those workspaces.

 

So for example in places where we have seen this before you may have 3 NWD's with the same geometry as part of the NWF, Each represents a particular machine or workcrew, I assume you don't have 5000 different crews or machinery occupying those spaces. Then run a Time based 'Hard (Conservative)' clash to detect where items appear in the same space on multiple occasions. More information on Hard Conservative clashes and Time Based Clashing can be found in the help files.


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Re: Geometry Scheduled Multiple Times = No Clash Results

02-08-2012 06:47 AM in reply to: lee.mullin

Thank you for the responses.  What we're trying to avoid is having to create or instance the 5,000 models that will be worked on in the 50 spaces. I've run time-based clash tests and get no results.  I believe this is because a single model cannot clash with itself, i.e. workspace1 cannot clash with workspace1.  How do we determine, in Navisworks, that there is a conflict in the workspace scheduling? I've uploaded example files.  This is out of NW Manage 2010.  Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Geometry Scheduled Multiple Times = No Clash Results

02-10-2012 08:54 AM in reply to: BigAl70454

Apologies, I forgot to mention you'll need to use a Clearance Clash which will detect any objects within a set distance of the first object, this will detect items occupying the same space.

 

 


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