Thursday, March 31, 2011

Downloadable NWC Export Utility


This has been around now for a while, but I know there are people out there that don’t know or didn’t know this was available.

If you go to the Navisworks Product Page, scroll down until you see the link for the NWC File Export Utility (<-or just click the link).  You will be required to fill out the information asked (Name, Company, etc.) and then you’ll be able to download the Exporter.  You can share this with anyone once it’s downloaded…so for those Contractors out there, give this to your subs!!

For those Design people out there, install this so you you can provide the NWC files for those that are using Navisworks to coordinate the design files….even if you are using AutoCAD based products.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Navisworks 2012 Availability

UPDATE: Navisworks 2012 Available for Download

Now that the information is out about the new 2012 Autodesk products, the questions start coming up on when the 2012 products will be available. 

First things first, 2012 will be the same as 2011…it’s going to be available as a download for Subscription Customers unless you specify you want a disk.  So keep an eye out for an email from Autodesk Subscription (if you are a Subscription site manager for your company) as you’ll get your new serial number and notification that 2012 is available for download.

As for the date, the Navisworks 2012 products will probably be available around mid April based on the past couple years.  Remember, this is not a 100% certainty and is purely a guess, Autodesk has the right to provide the download/ship the disks at a earlier or later timeframe.

Hope you enjoy the new 2012 products!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Features for Navisworks 2012

Here’s a quick peek at the new Features for the Navisworks 2012 family of products…which is Manage, Simulate and Freedom Viewer.

Navisworks Manage and Simulate

  • User Interface Updates (Navigation Tools on Ribbon)
  • Timeliner Updates (Interface, Tab Integration)
  • Clash Detective Updates (Assign Clashes, Wireframe Mode, Batch Updates) (Only Manage)
  • 2D DWF & DWFx File Support Enhancements
  • Revit Interoperability (Linked Files, Construction Modeling support, Revit Switchback)
  • Vault Integration
  • Appearance Profiler (Assign Colors per Props, Import/Export)
  • Miscellaneous Enhancements (Avatars, FBX Materials)

Navisworks Freedom Viewer

  • Measurement tools
  • 2D DWF & DWFx
  • Gantt Chart Visible

As time goes on, I’ll be posting more about the new features, so stay tuned!

System Requirements for Navisworks 2012 Products

That time of year for new Autodesk products.  Below are the updated system requirements for Navisworks 2012…
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium, or Home Basic edition, Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise, Ultimate, Business, Home Premium, or Home Basic edition (SP2 or later), or Microsoft® Windows XP Professional Home 32-bit (SP2 or later) or Professional x64 edition (SP3 or later)
  • AMD Athlon™ processor, 3.0 GHz or faster, or Intel® Pentium® 4, 3.0 GHz or faster (recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM (2 GB or greater recommended) (I’d say go with 4 GB minimum)
  • 1 GB free disk space for installation
  • 1,024 x 768 VGA display with true color (1,280 x 1,024 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended)
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0, (SP1 or later)
  • Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device