You may have recently noticed the release of Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 3, which we released at the end of September. We have been busy piecing together some materials to help explain the content of this service pack, to truly do it right. Why, you ask? Because Service Pack 3 represents an important update to the integration between Navisworks and BIM 360, and just so happens to be the most requested feature across the whole BIM 360 Idea Station! (Well not anymore, since we answered it..!)
Joining the BIM 360 toolbar, you will now find the "Shared Views" button. From here, you are able to launch the interface for managing views shared between your BIM 360 Glue projects and Navisworks 2016.
The video below shows how this can be used in the context of a collaborative project:
Shared Views created in any BIM 360 Glue connected client retain view fidelity, including:
- Object Visibility (hidden state)
- Object Overrides – color and transparency
- Section Planes and Boxes
Shared Views can be saved directly in Navisworks
Shared Views can be renamed, and moved into folders
Shared Views can be deleted (if the user has the appropriate BIM 360 Glue permissions)
What does this mean to me?
We have heard loud and clear from users since we integrated Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue that this feature would really enhance workflows between the two products. Most commonly we have heard that this will augment collaboration workflows especially around clash resolution – with the new shared views functionality, teams can use the familiar and powerful functionality of Navisworks within the collaborative environment of BIM 360 Glue to remove silos and embrace efficient project teaming.
We've worked closely with a few customers to test this in development, and now that it's arrived, we hope it can support your workflows and make the connection and collaboration of your projects even stronger.
We'd love to hear your feedback, so please give it a whirl and let us know how it works for you!