Time to put a nice bow on this whole package. We did a full round trip of exporting data from Navisworks, adding some more data, and then bringing it back … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 5 Wrapping Up
This is the last stop on our journey. We have made selection sets in Navisworks, exported a custom list of data to a .CSV file, opened that file and added … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 4 Connecting Excel to Navisworks
Back in Part 2 we were able to export data from the items in our Navisworks model, with the critical step of adding a key to each item, a unique … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 3 Editing Data in Excel
The first article in this series got us through the potentially confusing steps of selecting items in our Navisworks file based on Revit criteria. Now that we have our items … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 2 Exporting Data
Let’s work with collecting some information from an appended Revit model in Navisworks. For my example, I need to add hardware and keying information to all of my doors. This … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Part 1 Selecting Elements
We all know Navisworks mainly as an amazing aggregator of various model formats, but you can also link in data straight to items within the Navisworks file. This might feel … Continue reading Linking Excel Data Into Navisworks – Intro
On Thursday, my local Revit User Group is hosting a talk by Harry McKinney of Clancy & Theys. Harry has graciously offered to come up and discuss how he and his company are using Revit, Navisworksand other BIM-goodness to do what they need to do.
The Rainbows & Unicorns of BIM that Autodesk sells has always been lacking connectivity between the major groups – designers, builders, owners. I am really looking forward to this discussion to see how we can start to bridge the first gap. In my opinion, until Autodesk comes out with a better piece of software than FMDesktop, it will be a long time until we bridge the final gap. I cringe at some owner’s trying to open Revit. It’s just not the right tool. It’s like trying to mow my lawn with a circular saw.
My understanding now is that we, as designers, are putting data and information into the BIM model that we need to get our jobs done. Makes sense, right? Well, that information isn’t necessarily what the contractor needs to get his job done. If they even get the model, sometimes they just scrap it and make their own.
Like I said, I am really looking forward to this meeting and will absolutely post my impressions after.