Revit Tip: New in 2018, Link Navisworks Files

New in Revit 2018 is the ability to link Navisworks files, .nwc or .nwd format.

There is a new tab on the insert ribbon.

When you load, you have the option of relative or absolute paths and origin to origin positioning or by shared coordinates.

There is also a new tab in the visibility graphics box to toggle on or off and to control the transparency.

Revit model.

Navisworks model as a link in Revit.

This will make coordinating with non-Autodesk software much easier. Modeling around other disciplines and correcting clashes can be done right in the Revit model. Detailed equipment that was once very heavy in Revit can be referenced as a .nwd file.

While there are better workflows for many of the formats Navisworks can read, this will certainly open up some new possibilities.

Jessica Scheidler

Jessica Scheidler

As Operations Manager, Jessica Scheidler is in charge of making sure everything that happens behind the scenes at EnvisionCAD runs smoothly and efficiently. Jessica comes to EnvisionCAD from Filene Research Institute in Madison, WI. As membership and development manager, she secured donations to ensure cooperative finance institutions had access to and maximized the nonprofit’s research, innovation, and impact programs. Prior to that, she managed a comprehensive stewardship and recognition program and oversaw grants and fundraising events as part of Overture Center for the Arts’ development team. Jessica has also been the assistant director of the Wausau Center for the Visual Arts and coordinator for the Wausau Festival of Arts. When Jessica’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, good eats, art, decorating and anything outdoors.


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