Archive for June 17th, 2010

Civil 3D and Navisworks

June 17, 2010

This post is for all of you out there that are learning Navisworks.  As many of you know, sometimes it can be a real pain to view large surfaces within Civil 3D, especially if you do a 3D Orbit.  By having Navisworks installed on your machine, Civil 3D notices that it is installed and gives us some new commands and functionality within Civil 3D.  So, having said that, there is a viewing engine that will open inside Civil 3D by using the NWNAVIGATOR command.  Dialog box is shown below:

6-8-2010 11-28-47 AM

Once this dialog box comes up, you may then click on the refresh button within this dialog box, and your Civil 3D model will appear.

6-8-2010 11-28-47 AM

Once refreshed you will have a nice, rendered model of your surface that you can rotate, pan, zoom, or orbit, without any lag.

6-8-2010 11-28-47 AM

Nice little utility thanks to Navisworks!!