From BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows
The following tables, one per software company, show programs and file formats that are compatible with Navisworks.
In the table, column headings mean the following:
Export A check in this column means there is an export filter available for the software that converts the native model into a Navisworks model. This tool may be an optional plug-in that adds a menu item.
Native A check in this column means object properties of the native model are supported in Navisworks. This may include items such as material colors, layers, and other specifics.
Properties A check in this column means Navisworks can import the properties associated with an object and insert them in the properties tab in Navisworks.
Other An entry in this column means the file must be exported to one of the listed file formats so that it can be imported into Navisworks.
Content of this appendix is courtesy of Autodesk, used by permission.
AutoCAD R14 to 2009
Models can be exported from AutoCAD as either .nwc or .nwd format, depending on whether you have a JetStream Roamer, or JetStream Roamer + JetStream Publisher license respectively.
JetStream also supports the native AutoCAD .dwg file format, which can be read directly into JetStream.
Object properties, (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are also supported by JetStream and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' dow, go to View > Control Bars >...
Products & Services
Topics of Interest
Site Coordination Site coordination begins at schematic design and carries through the construction phase, as shown in Figure 2.32. Figure 2.32: Site coordination timing Site coordination...
There are three zip files availible for downlload: 3Dmodeling-utilities.zip AutoLISP programs and script files referred to in the book 3Dmodeling-exercises.zip AutoCAD...
Exporter Types The following is a list of exporter types  that are available with QuickTime 7. When using a QTExporter object, the required exporter type name from the first column should be...
MASS PROPERTIES OF A SOLID The MASS PROP command calculates and displays the mass properties of selected solids and regions. The mass properties displayed for solids are mass, volume, bounding box,...
OVERVIEW CHAPTER SUMMARY This chapter describes the DWG file format produced by AutoCAD. You also read thoughts on the future of CAD file formats, the advantages, and the problems the new...