Navisworks General Discussion

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Incorrect Measurements

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09-17-2012 06:36 PM

I'm having issues in that there seems to be an odd scaling or miss measuring factor happening when I export models and open them in Navisworks.


The Autocad models themselves are in mm but when I try to measure the same objects in Navisworks the dimension is shown in meters and has no relation to the actual distance in the model turning 725mm into 19.05m.


It doesn't seem to matter what I'm exporting my models as from AutoCAD I get this issue, is there an export or import setting I'm missing or a NW setting that I can't find?

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Re: Incorrect Measurements

09-18-2012 11:29 AM in reply to: cRAZY_Canuck

Thats a scale factor of about 25.4 - I think there is some imperial conversion in there, maybe somebody updated the NWC cache file with their units set as inches?

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Re: Incorrect Measurements

09-19-2012 05:05 AM in reply to: cRAZY_Canuck

I had the same problem but changed the "model unit" to feet even when I use mm in Revit and measure in mm in Navisworks.


Don't know why it works but it does and the measurements is correct in Navisworks.


You change "model unit" by right clicking on the model in the selection tree and chose Units and Transform.

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Re: Incorrect Measurements

10-07-2012 04:46 PM in reply to: thuzz

Thanks thuzz - changing the units to something and than back again fixed it, no idea why but it seems to fix it.

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