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Mastering Autodesk® Navisworks® 2012 by Scott Johnson, Jason Dodds

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Chapter 2

Files and File Types

Chapter 1, “Getting to Know Autodesk Navisworks,” introduced you to the basics of the Autodesk Navisworks interface. In this chapter, we'll cover the principles of the various file types and the process of aggregating these disparate files together to create a single whole-project view of your model. By bringing together geometry and data from multidisciplinary teams, you can explore and review complex models in real time.

One of the most important things you can do to become proficient at Navisworks is get a firm grasp on file types and the process of how they are aggregated. File aggregation is one of the core strengths of Navisworks and one that is the foundation for all the features you'll discover in the following ...

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