Certain Z+F files containing laser scan data will cause Autodesk Navisworks to crash. The hot fix installer distributes an up-to-date version of the Z+F DLL (www.zf-laser.com) used by Navisworks to read Z+F files.
The distributable NWC file exporter enables project teams using Autodesk® Naviswork® software to generate whole-project models for simulation and analysis.
Project team members can generate the optimized NWC file directly from their design applications. This capability is provided without necessitating a licensed seat of Autodesk Navisworks 2011 software on the same machine.
The NWC exporter works with a range of products, including the AutoCAD®-based and Revit®-based Autodesk products, as well as Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Bentley MicroStation®, and Graphisoft ArchiCAD® software. The NWC file format supports transfer of both object geometry and associated metadata from the design applications into Autodesk Navisworks 2011 software.
Some customers experience "rips", "tears" or another anomaly in the model when using the Render or Export Rendered Image functionality.
It should also be noted that the problem does not go away, once it has started. Even if the file is closed and renewed attempts are made.
This may be due to missing geometry when rendering large models, particularly models with a very large ground plane or large 3D space. This is a known issue and related to the rendering engine used in Navisworks.
Here's the one workaround that seems to have resolved the majority of cases. Improve your Render performance by hiding geometry (CTRL-H) that is unused in your view or unrelated.
Please send us any feedback, comments or suggestions you may have.
Our licensing team has posted two new updates to the product support site.
FLEXnet Licensing Side-by-Side Hotfix
This Hotfix repairs a problem that occurs during the side-by-side installation of two different licensing products. During the installation of stand-alone licensing products with previously installed network licensing products, an error occurs indicating that the installation failed.
You can find the Hotfix and additional information here
Failure to check out a license when running a network product on the same machine as the network license server
You configured a machine to be a network license server and then installed an Autodesk product on the same machine. When you launch the product, it tries to check out a network license and fails.
On Windows, the FLEXnet Finder dialog displays and, when dismissed, is followed by a license error dialog displaying the error code [-15.570.36]. In the Mac OS, a license error dialog displays the same error code but it does not display a FLEXnet Finder dialog.
This happens on all operating systems where an IPv6 stack is installed.
You can find the solution and additional information here.
Please let us know should the above solutions not resolve stated issues for you.
The Service Pack 1 addresses the following problems:
Clash Detective. Camera now transitions more smoothly between clash results.
Object Animation. When adding a key frame to the end of an animation the object movement now remains consistent.
Comments window. The ID column in the Comments window is now labeled Comment ID.
Hyperlinks and Smart Tags. Autodesk Navisworks now remembers Hyperlinks and SmartTags visibility settings between sessions. New Show Hyperlinks and Show SmartTags options have been added to the Options Editor (Interface node).
Sectioning. The section bar slider now maintains correct settings when user switches between viewpoints.
Collaboration. When using the collaborate function all window states now remain consistent.
AutoCAD Interoperability. AutoCAD elements are now correctly displayed on the Properties tab of the Selection Tree window. Installing Autodesk Navisworks 2010 no longer causes issues with AutoCAD VBA customizations.
Inventor Interoperability. You can now view Inventor 'surface models' in Autodesk Navisworks.
IFC Interoperability. Improved support for IFC 2X2 files. Missing components and misplaced Geometry issues are now resolved.
Revit Interoperability. Structural usage text designated in Revit is now displayed in Autodesk Navisworks. Window and door openings are now supported when exporting NWC files from Revit. Revit models modelled in mm now appear the correct size in Autodesk Navisworks.
AutoCAD Visual LISP. Visual LISP feature of AutoCAD 2008 and 2009 now functions correctly after Autodesk Navisworks 2010 is installed.
You can download the Autodesk Navisworks Service Pack 1 here.
Please let us know should the above stated issues not be addressed on your system, once the service pack has been succesfully applied.
Some users have come across the "adlmPITSetProductInformation failed" during the installation of one of Autodesk's 2010 based products.
The message "adlmPITRemoveProductInformation failed" indicates a possible corruption in the "ProductInformation.pit" file. The solution to this problem is to manually remove the file and to repeat the installation process.
You can find the "ProductInformation.pit" in the following location:
Microsoft Windows XP C:\Documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\ADLM\ProductInformation.pit
Microsoft Windows Vista C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ADLM\ProductInformation.pit
Please let us know should this solution not resolve this particular issue for you.
Once completed, you can proceed with the installation.
Note: Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows Registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
Please let us know should you come across this issue and be unable to resolve it.
Users of Autodesk Navisworks 2010 may have noticed that window elements do not export correctly from Revit Architecture 2010 and Revit MEP 2010.
It appears that surfaces are exported without openings, windows display opaque and bounding boxes are also making their way across unforeseen. Additionally, three small boxes are created next to the wall - without ever being in the original drawing in the first place.
Root cause to all of this seems to be that non visible, yet present entities, are included.
The issue affects Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2010, Autodesk Navisworks Review 2010, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2010 and Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2010.
The Autodesk Navisworks team has created a HotFix to address this particular problem. Users can download the HotFix here.
Please send us any comments, feedback or suggestions you may have.