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Hash (#) in Navisworks 2012 NWC file names

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10-07-2011 12:51 AM

I have noticed and a customer is having a problem with the hash sign (#) now ending
the file name of the generated NWC file. When doing an export from an
application, this hash sign is not added. The problem is that search sets do
not work when the customer receives a new NWC export and the file name is
without the hash!?


I have done some tests here and found that if I add the hash to the end of the exported files
name, I can get the search sets to work. Could you explain the reason for the
hash in generated NWC files and not in the exported files in the 2012 version.




Jan Nøtland

Product Support
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Registered: ‎10-02-2007
Message 2 of 3 (327 Views)

Re: Hash (#) in Navisworks 2012 NWC file names

10-07-2011 02:21 AM in reply to: no1land

Hi Jan,


This is due to the introduction of 2D DWF files to Navisworks. We understand there are problems with adding a # to the file name and we currently have an enhancement request in to look at this.

Lee Mullin
Product Support Specialist
Global Services
Autodesk Ltd.

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Registered: ‎10-29-2009
Message 3 of 3 (288 Views)

Re: Hash (#) in Navisworks 2012 NWC file names

10-14-2011 05:59 AM in reply to: no1land

Hi Jan,


Might I ask what workflow you are following here? NWC files generated by export and NWC files generated as cache files are not really guaranteed interchangeable like you describe. They can work, but you can get subtle differences when dealing with things like relative paths. Generally one would always use export NWC if using an exporter, and always use cache NWC files if using a file loader.





Senior Software Engineer
Autodesk Ltd.
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