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

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Chapter 12

Collaborating Outside of Autodesk Navisworks

Up to this point, you've explored the numerous functionalities inside Autodesk Navisworks. Through examples and case studies, you've seen how Navisworks provides an interactive environment that can be used to validate design and construction workflows. This chapter will highlight additional features and workflows, but we'll be leveraging the model outside of Navisworks.

We'll also explore how to automate repetitive functions by using simple directives with command-line switches or by adding commands with the application programming interface (API). Looking at external applications such as Google Earth and Autodesk's Constructware, Buzzsaw, and Vault, we'll explore how Navisworks not only ...

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