Friday, September 24, 2010

Closing Cloud Redline Tool

Quick Tip:

When using the Cloud Redline Tool, did you ever wonder how to close it off?  Well, it doesn’t work like AutoCAD or Revit…and I’m assuming it’s different for other design software as well.  Usually, you can snap to the beginning point to close off a cloud.

Navisworks doesn’t snap back to the beginning, so when you are ready to close off the cloud, the way to close off the Cloud tool is to actually just right click!  That’s it, just a simple right-click. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Navisworks 2011 Service Pack 1 Available

Autodesk released the first service package for Navisworks 2011 on Sept. 14.  Please make sure to read the readme file before installing the service pack.  Service Pack  Readme 

One thing to note….This service pack only updates individual installations of Autodesk Navisworks 2011 products and should not be applied to Navisworks products installed as part of Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2011.

This service pack fixes the following defects.

  • TimeLiner. The TimeLiner / P6 Web Services hot fix, released in May 2010, has been included in the
    service pack and addresses two problems users may experience when accessing projects in Primavera
    using the P6 web services interface:
      • When importing projects from Primavera the project data in the Tasks and Gantt View tabs is not
        structured correctly under the top level New Link node.
      • When synchronizing or rebuilding projects in TimeLiner user data associated with a project's tasks
        does not persist correctly.
  • Z+F File Loader. The Z+F hot fix, released in April 2010, has been included in the service pack and upgrades
    the Z+F DLL to the latest version of the DLL from Z+F (
  • DPI Aware. The user interface of Autodesk Navisworks 2011 handles the setting of Windows custom text
    size (DPI) setting correctly and addresses the rendering problem of some windows.
      • Custom text size can be set using Control Panel ➤ Appearance and Personalization ➤ Display settings
        in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
        In Windows XP, click Control Panel ➤ Display ➤ Settings, click the Advanced button, and use the
        DPI Settings drop-down list to set custom text size.
  • Communication Center. The RSS feed is fully supported and the issue relating to Communication Center
    crashing Autodesk Navisworks 2011 when the user logs in using double byte usernames has been fixed.
  • Redline. Converting multiple measurements to redlines will not crash Autodesk Navisworks 2011.
  • Presenter. The Presenter Rules tab now redraws itself correctly when the window is reduced in size when
    docked at the bottom the application window.
  • Licensing. A number of reported licensing issues have been addressed.
  • COM API.
      • Calling InwPlugin_Site.GetApplication() returns an object.
      • Calling lnwOpAnonView.ClippingPlanes.Clear() no longer stops sectioning from working.