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Pipe Fittings in Navisworks

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11-28-2012 01:35 PM

Hello,

I am having a very difficult time trying to find out why I cannot see any of my pipe fittings.

 

The Pipe layout is being created in Revit 2013.  I am attempting to open the native Revit File with Navisworks Simulate 2013.  The Pipe runs seem fine however all of the pipe fittings ( Elbows, T's etc) do not show up correctly in Navisworks.

 

Can you suggest a Solution?

 

Thank you for your time,

Joe

 

Assuming that you installed NW AFTER Revit , the nwc exporter should have been placed on the Addin Tab>External Tools>Navisworks 2013.  If you installed NW then Revit, Just do a repair/reinstall of NW, and make sure the exporter is checked, and it should take care of it.

 

HTH.

 

Mike

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Re: Pipe Fittings in Navisworks

11-28-2012 01:47 PM in reply to: jfitz2020

Joe,

This is a know issue for loading the RVT antive file.  The best way (and only) to see fittings of any kind is to export to nwc out of Revit.

 

Mike

Michael L. Maloney
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Re: Pipe Fittings in Navisworks

11-29-2012 06:15 AM in reply to: mike

Thanks for your reply Mike.

 

So it is my understanding I will need to load in the NWC Exporter Utility since it has not yet been loaded on my system.

 

Is that correct for Revit 2013?

 

Thanks

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Re: Pipe Fittings in Navisworks

11-29-2012 07:09 AM in reply to: jfitz2020

Assuming that you installed NW AFTER Revit , the nwc exporter should have been placed on the Addin Tab>External Tools>Navisworks 2013.  If you installed NW then Revit, Just do a repair/reinstall of NW, and make sure the exporter is checked, and it should take care of it.

 

HTH.

 

Mike

Michael L. Maloney
Virtual World Designs
VDC & BIM Model Design, Clash & Coordination
mike@VirtualWorldDesigns.com
Building Design Suite Ultimate 2013, 2014, 2015
Charlotte, NC ; Fort Mill, SC
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Re: Pipe Fittings in Navisworks

11-29-2012 08:46 AM in reply to: mike

Very Helpful Mike.

 

Thanks.

 

In addition for other readers we had to download and install the Exporter Utility for Navisworks, from Autodesk.  This created the Add-In Tab inside of Revit that you mentioned above.  We now have the ability to export a NWC. (Navisworks Cache File) from Revit. 

 

The NWC. File shows the Fittings that I could not see prior.

 

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