Discovering Object Properties

Object properties are without a doubt one of the most important aspects of your Navisworks model. While the 3D geometry is useful for visually exploring the design and understanding the full scope of the project, having access to the underlying data allows you to leverage your project for further analysis and simulations inside Navisworks. In this section, we'll explore the types of data that Navisworks can read and ways to leverage this metadata with model searches.


When Navisworks opens a model file, any unnecessary information is stripped out and the geometry is converted to a surface model for easy visualization and navigation. In addition, any embedded metadata or object properties, including parametric ...

Get Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2013 now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.