Materials are the first step in giving color and texture to your models in Navisworks. As you most likely noticed, most models come into Navisworks with some sort of color or material already applied. This is because some materials transfer from the native application (such as the Autodesk® AutoCAD® or MicroStation® applications). But the materials may not appear as desired for rendering or even presentation purposes.
Adding Materials to the Scene
It's not terribly hard to add materials to items. Essentially, there are two methods for assigning materials to your items: dragging and dropping or using the context menu. No matter which method suits your style, the first step is to add materials to your Materials palette, as shown ...