Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Essentials

Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Essentials Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

This Autodesk Navisworks course instructs students in best approaches to combine 3D geometry from cross disciplines into one scene to enable effective model reviews. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, students acquire the knowledge needed to review and markup the model, use TimeLiner, Animator, Scripter, Quantification, Autodesk Rendering, as well as the Clash Detective tools within the Autodesk Navisworks software.

Using the functionality of the Autodesk Navisworks Simulate, and Manage features, students learn how to open, review, quantify, and run object-interference checks on 3D models. Students also learn how to link to task-scheduling files and create 4D construction simulations. Using the Animator and Scripter tools, students create interactive animations. In addition, students learn how the Autodesk Rendering tools can help them create photorealistic images and animations.

Learning Modalities
- Instructor-led Classroom Training
- Online Training
- Corporate Training
- Onsite Training
- One-on-One Training

What's Included
- Facilitated Training
- Books
- Labs

Next Class Dates

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Intended Audience for this Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Essentials Course

  • » This training is designed for new and experienced Autodesk Navisworks users who need to become familiar with the main tools within the software.
  • » Professionals dealing with Collaboration and Data Management, Lean Construction, Modular Construction can leverage on the knowledge and skills gained through this training.

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Course Prerequisites for Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Essentials

  • » The participants should have working knowledge of 3D design and task-scheduling software

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Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Essentials Course Objectives

  • » Describe the main features and functionality of the Autodesk Navisworks software
  • » Open and append 3D files of different formats and save in the Autodesk Navisworks format
  • » Create links to object properties files and scheduling files in external databases
  • » Perform visual project model reviews using the built-in review and reporting tools
  • » Create construction simulations of a project model to check validity of construction schedules
  • » Use Animator and Scripter to create interactive animations for presentations and demonstrations
  • » Obtain 2D and 3D takeoff data from source models to create material estimates, measure areas, and count components
  • » Perform interference detection tests between 3D files of different disciplines to check integrity of the design
  • » Add true-to-life materials, lighting, and Environments to project models, to create photorealistic output

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Autodesk Navisworks 2017 Essentials Course Outline

      1. Getting Started
        1. Getting Started with Autodesk Navisworks
        2. Publishing, Merging, Refreshing, and Emailing Files
        3. Selection Tree and Selecting Objects
      2. 3D Model Review
        1. Hiding Objects and Overriding Materials
        2. Object Properties
        3. Measuring and Moving Objects
        4. Selection and Search Sets
        5. Viewpoints
        6. Comments, Redlining, and Tabs
        7. Animations
        8. Sectioning
        9. Links
        10. Comparing Models
        11. Navisworks Real-Time Rendering
        12. Switchback
      3. TimeLiner
        1. TimeLiner Overview
        2. Creating Tasks
        3. Gantt View
        4. Import Tasks from External Project File
        5. Configuring and Defining a Simulation
        6. Simulation Export
      4. Animator
        1. Animator Overview
        2. Creating a Basic Animation
        3. Manipulate Geometry Objects in an Animation Set
        4. Section Plane Sets
        5. Controlling Animation Scene Playback
      5. Scripter
        1. Scripter Overview
        2. Creating and Managing Scripts
        3. Creating and Configuring Events
        4. Creating and Configuring Actions
      6. Quantification
        1. Quantification Overview
        2. Setting up a Quantification Project
        3. Item and Resource Management
        4. 3D Model and Virtual Takeoff
        5. Managing Takeoff Data
        6. 2D Takeoffs
        7. Analyzing Changes
        8. Exporting Takeoff Data
      7. Clash Detective
        1. Clash Detective Overview
        2. Clash Results
        3. Clash Test Reporting
        4. Working with Clash Tests
        5. Audit Checks
        6. Exporting and Importing Clash Tests
        7. Laser Scan Data Clashing
        8. Method for Testing and Resolving Clashes
        9. Time-Based Clashing
      8. Autodesk Rendering
        1. Autodesk Rendering Overview
        2. Adding Materials to a Model
        3. Creating and Editing Materials
        4. Material Mapping
        5. Lighting
        6. Sun and Sky Lights
        7. Exposure Control
        8. Ground Planes
        9. Photorealistic Rendering

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Roger M.
- Autodesk authority. Subject Matter Expert specializing in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D, and other Autodesk softwares with over 25 years of experience.
- More than 21 years of experience as a trainer.
- Highly rated instructor with all-time average student evaluation score of 8.7 out of 9.


Roger is an Autodesk Certified Instructor with over 25 years of experience working with challenging projects in the management and support in Revit BIM, AutoCAD and 3DS Max Systems Applications for numerous Architectural and Interior Design Firms, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. He is proficient in Advanced Visualization Design and is a specialist with analysis, customization, management and optimization of BIM Revit, AutoCAD and 3DS Max for best practices and standards procedures. Roger has been able to support and assist many firms in the field of Architectural Design in the past 20 years.

Roger is also a CTT+ certified, with a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming
and also holds a New York University Certification. In addition, he has also been an
instructor since 1990 with proven on-site and online training expertise.
Joseph D.
- Highly-skilled Autodesk Certified Instructor; working with Autodesk Softwares since 1993.
- Expert in AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.
- Authored course materials for numerous Autodesk courses.


Joseph is an Autodesk Certified Instructor specializing in developing and teaching Autodesk courses, with a working knowledge of such products as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DS, Autodesk Revit, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to teaching and developing courses for the past 10 years, Joseph has authored course materials for many AutoDesk courses. He is also well versed in Inventor 8 and 9.

Joseph demonstrates a straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style in order to reach students at widely differing levels of expertise. His extensive product knowledge and exuberant teaching style makes Joseph a consistently highly rated instructor at NetCom Learning.

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