Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2014
Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet           Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-936646-43-2
Paperback, 400 Pages


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Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2014 is a comprehensive textbook that has been written to cater to the needs of the students and the professionals who are involved in the AEC profession. In this textbook, the author has emphasized on various hands on tools for real-time navigation, reviewing models, creating 4D and 5D simulation, quantifying various elements, performing clash detection, rendering with Presenter and Autodesk Rendering graphics, creating animation, and advanced tools for selection through tutorials and exercises. Along with the main text, the chapters have been punctuated with tips and notes to make various concepts clear, thereby enabling you to create your own innovative projects.

In this textbook, the author has emphasized on various hands on tools for real-time navigation, reviewing models, creating 4D and 5D simulation, quantifying various elements, performing clash detection, rendering with Presenter and Autodesk Rendering graphics, creating animation, and advanced tools for selection through tutorials and exercises. Along with the main text, the chapters have been punctuated with tips and notes to make various concepts clear, thereby enabling you to create your own innovative projects.

The highlight of this textbook is that each concept introduced in it is explained with the help of suitable examples to facilitate better understanding. The simple and lucid language used in this textbook makes it a ready reference for both the beginners and the intermediate users.

Salient Features of the Textbook:

  • Covers detailed description of the tools and command of Navisworks 2014
  • Explains the concepts using real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience
  • Covers advanced functions such as creating visualizations with Autodesk Rendering and using Presenter tool
  • Covers topics such as how to import file in different formats, navigate around the merged 3D model, manage annotations and documentation, coordinate schedules with TimeLiner, and estimate project with Quantification tool
  • Includes an exercise on creating car animation using Animator and Scripter
  • Provides step-by-step explanation that guide the users through the learning process
  • Effectively communicates the utility of Navisworks 2014
  • Self-Evaluation Test and Review Questions at the end of chapters for reviewing the concepts learned in the chapters

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk Navisworks 2014
Chapter 2:Chapter 2: Exploring the Navigation Tools in Navisworks
Chapter 3: Selecting, Controlling, and Reviewing Objects
Chapter 4: Viewpoints, Sections, and Animations
Chapter 5: TimeLiners and Quantification
Chapter 6: Working with Animator and Scripter
Chapter 7: Working with Presenter
Chapter 8: Clash Detection
Chapter 9: Working with Autodesk Rendering
Index

Evaluation Chapters of  Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2014 textbook (zipped pdf files)
 

  c01_navisworks_2014_eval.zip     c02_navisworks_2014_eval.zip
c03_navisworks_2014_eval.zip
Autodesk Navisworks 2014 Files (zipped files)
Files used in tutorials and illustrations of the book
  c02_navisworks_2014_prt.zip  c03_navisworks_2014_prt.zip
c04_navisworks_2014_prt.zip  c07_navisworks_2014_prt.zip
c09_navisworks_2014_prt.zip
Tutorials   c02_tutorial.zip       c03_tutorial.zip       c04_tutorial.zip
c05_tutorial.zip       c06_tutorial.zip       c07_tutorial.zip
c08_tutorial.zip       c09_tutorial.zip
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