Autodesk® Navisworks® Review 2010 software extends access to existing design data for real-time visualization to experience design projects before they are real. Project quality improves by combining and sharing of 3D design data and information, regardless of file size or format. Easy-to-use design review tools improve insight and understanding of design intent. Entire project models can be published and freely viewed in NWD and 3D DWF™ formats to provide valuable digital assets during and after construction.
Autodesk Navisworks Review 2010 contains many new features and enhancements and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce them to you.
The installation screen provides links to the installation options, deployment options, installation tools and utilities, documentation and language settings. When installing the product you can select to install either the 32-bit or 64-bit version. You also have the option of selecting the DWG file readers that require installation, plus the exporter plugins that you require.
If you are installing the product on a 32-bit operating system the 64-bit install options are inaccessible.
Changes to the Autodesk Navisworks Review 2010 interface more closely align the product with Autodesk standard interface and navigation toolsets.
The ViewCube is an on-screen widget, shaped like a cube, that rotates as you orbit your 3D scene and provides you with feedback about your current camera viewing angle in relation to the model world. See ViewCube.
SteeringWheels are task-based floating tool palettes that travel with the cursor to minimize tool access time. SteeringWheels provide access to different navigation tools grouped into various wheels depending on the navigation task and user skill level. See SteeringWheels.
In Autodesk Navisworks, some toolbar buttons exist in mutually-exclusive groups of which only one at a time can be selected. These buttons are now grouped under drop-down menus to improve accessibility and decrease screen clutter.
You can now place your model against a fixed artificial horizon so that it appears more realistic and does not float in mid air. The background of the 3D scene is split across the horizontal plane giving the effect of a sky and the ground. The resulting artificial horizon gives you an indication of your orientation in the 3D world. See Select Background Effect.
Measure Shortest Distance - When measuring the distance between two objects, Autodesk Navisworks can now calculate and display the shortest distance between the selected objects.
Measure distance between center lines of parametric objects.
When measuring distances you now have the option of converting measurements into redlines. The end markers, lines, and dimension labels of your current measurement are converted into a redline and stored in the current viewpoint.
When measuring an angle, Autodesk Navisworks now displays a measurement arc.
When measuring an area, Autodesk Navisworks now displays a dotted line to indicate the closure path for the area.
Improved support for quick and accurate analysis of models using the sectioning toolset.
- Create a user-defined section box to display only geometry within the defined section box.
- Align section planes to specific faces of an object or line.
- You now have the option of automatically saving your work at regular intervals.
- The Communication Center allows the Autodesk Navisworks and Autodesk team to notify you of product-related updates and announcements.
File Format Support
- Support for JT file format, supporting most geometry types and object attributes.
- Support for CIMSteel Integration Standards (CIS/2).
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