Navisworks® Coordination Issues Add-In
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Throughout all phases of a construction project, multi-disciplinary team members need to collaborate and communicate with one another. There are multiple tools and technologies that are used to facilitate those interactions from informal/unstructured mechanisms (e.g. phone calls, emails, face to face meetings) to highly structured and contractual systems (e.g. cost, change or bid management systems). Most project teams need a system that provides structured, audited, and controlled interactions between team members for tracking formal but not contractual interactions typically referred to as an issue tracking system. ‘Issues’ can comprise questions, clarifications, notifications, descriptions, and alerts across the entire project team. The issue tracking system provides a mechanism to document issues, assign responsibility, and view the status of how the issue resolution is progressing.
The Navisworks Coordination Issues Add-In connects BIM managers and trade partners to project team contributors in the Autodesk Construction Cloud™ to work on a single source of truth model data, better group and organize Navisworks clashes, and efficiently batch create and respond to issues. Issues created on RVT models are accessible within the Revit® Issues Add-in to aid resolution. With this round-trip workflow, issues are created in either the Autodesk Construction Cloud or Navisworks and are viewable and actionable in both, bringing the best of each environment to your next project.
The Navisworks Coordination Issues Add-In with Navisworks 2024 further extends connection to the Autodesk Construction Cloud, now providing cloud managed Navisworks data enabling multi-user participation on desktop. Save and edit Model Coordination aggregated Views directly from Navisworks. Automatic NWF management facilitates multi-Navisworks user workflows and includes Navisworks-data merging.
The Model Coordination app with the Autodesk construction Cloud enables creation of coordination spaces with the auto-clash process disabled, benefiting Navisworks users utilizing Clash Detective. These spaces provide direct access to latest model versions published to Autodesk Docs.
Note: This app uses a custom installer (and not the standard App Store installer).
The tools is great but needs some improvements in my opinion.
- Possibility to attach a viewpoint in the Issues.
- Possibility to open more than one Views from Model Coordination in one file. (there is a limit of 100 models)
- Insulation from Plant3D read random, sometimes separated from pipe and sometimes like one object.
- Possibility to open an Issue from Clash Detection from nwd as well.
- If I open the Issues from nwf I cannot see those Issues in the nwd and vice versa.
My company uses the Coordination Issues add-in for Navisworks, but I don’t seem to be able to group my clash tests by Levels after open the NWC files through the Coordination add-in.
If I open it through Navisworks only and I create the clash test it will allow me to group my clashes by Levels, no problem.
Is there a way around this issue?
Great plugin, when is it ready for 2024 ?
Version 4.0.1: after installing the update, the tool no longer works. When opening the manage issues, the message no issues found appears.
we've tested this with several colleagues and the issue rises every time the update gets installed. Please provide a quick solution as we can not proceed coordination.
Using it for my coordination. Love it, thanks a lot for sharing it.
Thanks to you, I'm using it well.
but one more features
multi seleck clash test name plz (shift or all)
This is a great feature, be even greater if you could incorporate a refresh button inside the coordination tab so it refreshes all the latest files being saved and uploaded to the ACC.
Tried to save as an NWF after opening from my coordination space but the standard refresh won't work, you have to close navis and reopen for it refresh the latest files up on ACC
This Version 2.9 is not showing in the Navisworks model all the BIM360 issues created on the cloud platform. Previous version 2.6 allows the visibility of all the issues created on the cloud platform and the Navisworks model.
How can I get an older versions of the add-in? I need that 2.6 version.
-Update: After Installing & trying the new release, the issue was fixed.
I was having the same problem. Version 3.0.0 fixed that. I just finished testing it.
Indeed, the new release fixed it.
Are you working at all towards being able to integrate a BIM360 hosted point cloud? Not having a web based point cloud incorporated makes it difficult for several companies working together on a project to collaborate.
We use a web service called Cintoo to host point clouds. It works great.
We lose our colors when appending files through Coordination. It also doesn't refresh when we re-export to NWC from Revit. We have to close out of the Navis file and re-open it, whereas the default Navisworks automatically refreshes models once exported.
It would be nice integrate Navisworks Coordination with Revit cloud worksharing so you can bring in Live Revit models so as soon as you save in Revit, Navisworks sees it as well and you can refresh.
I noticed the following issue: If I update the database in BIM 360, the warning to update the clash detection after a model has been modified doesn't show up.
The way issues are tied to a specific element in a specific model means that with new versions of the model sometimes the issue disappears. I understand the intent is to tie an issue to a specific model element, but drafters often delete and remodel entire sections of scope, which changes the GUIDs and disociates the issue from that point in 3D space. This is very frustrating because you then have to find the issue list online and manually locate the issue based on a screenshot or description.
Hello Colin, while the issues are referenced to specific objects in the view, deleting that object would not cause the issue to disappear. The issues are tied to specific 'views' within the model however, and if that has been removed or changed names then the related issues may only appear in the project issues list. If you are having problems, please open a support case so we can determine the root cause.
When is it going to be?
Support for 2023 was included in the prior 2.8 release. If you are not able to use it with 2023 please use the Cust. Support email address in the upper right of this page.
Is there any ideas why Open button not shown in my Navis?
This can happen if you are not on an updated version of Navisworks 2020. Please install the latest 2020 Update in order to solve this problem. After installing the update, you may need to right click in the gray area of the ribbon and set the Coordination panel to visible.
The function of Appending Views and Create Groups in this new realse are really helpful!
Great plug in for navisoworks, but should be really helpful if you have and snip tool to load snapshoots from the model, and load directly to the issue, because im other way we need to create the snip, then save in a folder and load to the issue.
This is a great add-in but i am missing an important feature, which appears to be in earlier versions of the plugin (or at least when it was called B360 issues) - Templates. My version does not allow me to use template. Is there a reason this functionality is not in here anymore?
When appending models from model coordination, transformed IFC model positons is not reatained in Navisworks. i.e they are located away from the main model.
Hi Stephen - Can you create a ticket and pass this on to our support team or your ADSK contact person.
This plugin has made a HUGE difference in how Barton Malow handles model related issues. The only issues we've really seen is when multiple users are adding issues in the same NWD and they are using different versions. Easily fixed by updating the plugin but it requires a manual version check. Autoupdate would be great!
Loading models initially works fine, however:
· Decomposition of models is not as logically as NWC's have. DWG are not decomposed by layer but by class type (everything is 3d solid..)
o Illogical but initially we can overcome this with search sets, however:
· Properties are not displayed with the proper name, but as a long string in the name defining the grouping of the parameters.
o Some sort of pahtname defining the hierarchy in the properties
§ This is almost undoable and unworkable for search sets
Solved with new update of navisworks 2021 update 2, thanks. problem still occurs in 2020.
o From .dwg, when formula’s are used defining property values, the formala is shown and not the value
§ Not workable, probably in engine of bim360
· Properties are not included when publishing it to .nwd
· Not acceptable and not workable
Solved with new update of navisworks 2021 update 2, thanks. problem still occurs in 2020.
-- edited due to new update.
We have improved the way we handle properties for models loaded from Model Coordination in Navisworks 2022 and Navisworks 2021 Update 2. If you could try updating to one of those versions, hopefully that should improve things (note that if you upgrade to Navisworks 2021 Update 2, you will have to explicitly check the "Convert Properties" option in the Global Options -> File Loaders -> SVF section). As for the structure of DWG files, they are presented exactly as they are shown in BIM 360 Docs. Navisworks has no control over the structure of the files as they are processed by our cloud services, and not Navisworks.
This is indeed an improvement, however, in .dwg all properties are stored under "Property sets" then they appear with the groupname as prefix. for instance for instance the propertyset group Corridor information with parameter "volume" will be displayed as parametername: "Corridor information - volume". this can be improved by setting the propertyset group as a tab and not as a prefix. Then still, all formula values from .dwg are displayed with the formula instead of the value
When opening with append a NWC or DWG it shows all the layers in compact modus. When opening with addon, it only shows filename in compact modus. For our Plant3d devision this means we need to append. Because of this we need make a nwf model for each user. This is kinda breaking the workflow with having 1 main nwf connected to the cloud for us.
After Creating the NWF set and Add the models and create the Clashes. I Cannot add a new model to this NWF set.
I should start again reviewing the clashes if a new model Added.
Is there any way to do that without losing the current clashes?
I would also like to see the function. I have the same "issue".
You can get around this by using a "View" in Model Coordination to create the NWF, and save the NWF in the model coordination folder thru desktop connector. To append new files that show up in model coordination space (web) you would Add Models to the "View" (web) and update the view (web) and reload the NWF to bring in the new files. For this to work, you need Navis manage 2021 + the latest version of desktop connector + the BIM360 Issues plugin installed.
I installed the plug-in on multiple computers but the same issue remains. There should be 3 buttons: coordination, manage issues and about.
However, the coordination buttons does not show up for me on multiple computers
Coordination button is only supported in Navisworks 2020(with Update 1) and Navisworks 2021, if you are using a prior version it will not be available.
it will be perfect if Autodesk add also the RFI option as well. to view RFI from the model and create ones as well
The plugin is great for getting BIM 360 geometry into Navisworks for further analysis achieved in BIM 360. It's an easy way for a GC to create a federated model for viewability in the field that represents the latest model coordination efforts. Unfortunately one of the things I like best about Navisworks is the ability to translate components to look at possible routing options with subcontractors during coordination meetings. You can't do this in BIM 360 currently. I would be happy with doing it in Navisworks instead, but as soon as I translate any object it disappears and regenerates at the origin, even after I save the NWF as a NWD. Unfortunately without this function working it makes more sense for me to have subcontractors upload NWCs in addition to their native files, and then create my NWD the old fashioned way.
Hayes - I agree the translate elements is essential functionality to support as are other items if using Navisworks to open models from BIM 360 Model Coordination. Autodesk (navisworks development team) is working on it based upon a support request we submitted. For now, here is where they will track it. https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/navisworks-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Using-the-Items-Move-tool-elements-disappears-in-BIM-360-Coordination-Model-files-in-Navisworks-Manage.html
One article states that you have to upload an NWD to the coordination space to be able to open and run issues in Navis. We did this and the model does not show. Is this the correct file type? I can see the Revit models only.
If you email firstname.lastname@example.org a link to the article you mention we will get it corrected if possible. NWD support is only for models opened through Desktop Connector, Coordination spaces support rvt/dwg/ifc
I think that NWD process was for the first release of this tool... This latest release completely changes the way the tool works (from what I can gather). Have a look at this webinar on the current release.... This webinar occurred last night. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__emconstruction.autodesk.com_lYSe2000jXvQ0V2p1000g1J&d=DwMFaQ&c=TQzoP61-bYDBLzNd0XmHrw&r=l1VJJGn_x2LvToFkBPuh3G554msPh79N4AlgqqkMBCw&m=d6PsXwTZDiYvPuYdFG_EN2qMlZjjHN1dHUYJ6VoUQ5A&s=V2XXaWMOZHT3-HpYQUvCqid7qHY63_WBUzmy_IcIaN0&e=
This Change from NWD to NWF - was a bad move for many reasons. We want all users identifying issues clash and none clash to an NWD file that is NOT in model Coordination because we collaborate beyond clashes . We want the Automatic Screen Grab to work if it is the NWD or NWF inside of Docs. If a user assigns a clash to the NWF and someone goes to review this clash and clicks on the new NWF hyperlink - it forces a Download because NWFs can't be viewed like the NWD inside of Web Viewer. PLEASE stop forcing Model Coordination for this really great tool you need the same features in both NWD Issues and NWF Issues.
Would it be possible to save the automatic snap of the issue under attachement tab in BIM360 issues properties palette instead of manually snap then drag/drop in it. ?
Why isn't Navisworks capable of showing the exact same green/red clashing objects using the BIM360 Issues integration? See https://cadcompany-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/g/personal/john_deleeuw_cadcompany_nl/EbrxYJVQIhhJscnIfNSuaeIB-MC4_e1syl7hXhO-VIeBww?e=tdPboU" target="_blank">this image.
Will we be able to save the Navisworks model's to docs? This seems critical as a way of replacing Glue.
You can save Navisworks files to docs under project files. You can also use the desktop connector to save models to and they will upload to docs for you.
When will the Navisworks 2021 version be ready?
Current release supports 2021, so if you have not updated already please do.
This app is critical for VDCing a project in BIM 360. Please add an automatic screen grab of the issue or be able to snag a saved view... it very manual to do it but if your project has point clouds it brings context back to BIM 360.
Hi - Happy to let you know that in both directions (NW to MC or MC to NW) automatic screenshots of the issue with clash highlighting will be attached to the issue (if from a MC Clash Issue or during NW Clash Detective even with Markups etc. as well)! We plan to release this next update in the next few weeks! Thank you for your support!
@Zacg Crumal Great to hear this is coming. We need to automatic Screenshot for all Issues not just clashes to go into BIM 360 Issues for Docs & Field. There are several cases this saved view context is necessary well beyond the model coordination integration.
Hi, It´s possile that I can see the issues directly in Revit?
Hi Autodesk Any updates or a timeline on when we will get it for revit
Hi, is it possible to share the clashs detection issues from navis to BIM360?
Hi - Yes! Please reach out to your Autodesk Customer Success Manager and we can help fill you in and provide access to our next release currently in Beta! Issues created in both BIM 360 and Navisworks are shared, as well as viewpoint zoom-in and several other options to attach data/documents to an issue as well!
Thanks for the app, it does the job!
Hi Anthony- more is coming ;) please join our beta for access to the next release and tight integration with BIM 360 Model Coordination. Please reach out to your Autodesk POC/CSM and I can provide access. Thanks
Does the BIM 360 Issues App work on Navisworks Freedom or only Navisworks Manage?
Freedom has never allowed any plugins, so Manage is required
Is there any plans to link the capacities of BIM 360 Glue with BIM 360 Docs issues tracking?
Hi Gilles, this integration is only connecting BIM 360 Issues to Navisworks & BIM 360 Docs, upcoming plans are for integrating BIM 360 Model Coordination data sets directly into NW. BIM 360 Glue (classic) is not part of the next-gen platform/Document Management workflows.
Yeah BIM360 Glue is now de-funct & replaced w/- BIM360 Coordinate. The killer is those that have previously deployed Glue on a project - can't de-bus it in order to install Coordinate. Another Autodesk Gazump