Chapter 1

Getting to Know Autodesk Navisworks

This chapter explains the Autodesk Navisworks interface, its tools, capabilities, recommended settings, and basic operating features. By understanding the interface, you will create a solid foundation for tool locations, understand each individual function, and increase your overall Navisworks awareness.

In this chapter, you'll learn to:

  • Understand the ribbon
  • Use the Measure and Redline tools

Interface Organization

Over the years the Navisworks interface has remained relatively unchanged—until the 2011 release. Autodesk introduced a new interface based on tabs and panels, all the while keeping some of the features from the previous versions. With the Navisworks 2012 release, new features for TimeLiner ...

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