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Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.

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Autodesk
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Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them.
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Year Founded
1982
Total Revenue (USD mm)
2,031
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San Rafael, CA
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NASDAQ: ADSK
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@Autodesk
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"There's a lot of great tools in there"

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"Co-ordination & 3D review"

What do you like best?

Graphics are best and the one can easily review it's 3d modelling whether it is auto cad mep or auto cad mep because many types of files can be imported easily and can be reviewed easily. clash detector and sectioning tools are just amazing to review you whether it is clash or it will look like in real . Walk in option is amazing for real eye caption.

What do you dislike?

It got hanged some time which needs to be updated . Rvt file cannot be imported directly and need to be imported which take time . Also when we import DWG file the modell lost all the properties why is it happens .

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very helpful for clash detection and time saving for 3 d view in right angles and projection.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Am using this software for clash detection and 3 d reviewing of modell it's is very helpful clash detection and viewpoint can be made easily with commands and revision cloud .

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"Navisworks makes model navigation easy for all"

What do you like best?

Autodesk has put together a comprehensive piece of software with Navisworks that allows user to pull in a variety of different file types and easily view, compare or run clash detection on. The interface is simple enough that new users can navigate and easily understand tools and their abilities, and it is easy to customize that same interface. I use Navisworks extensively in live BIM coordination and have never had any issues slicing up a model, running clash detection, or putting together viewpoints or drawings for field teams to reference.

What do you dislike?

If you have used Revit or AutoCAD before, it's hard to get used to some of the limitations or design tools that are not a part of Navisworks. The interface, feel, and navigational tools are all the same, but some of the abilities to transform or change items have been removed.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Navis is very easy to pick up on if you have experience with any of Autodesk's other design software. For users with little to no experience, the interface and view tools take a little bit of time to pick up, but once understood, can quickly be mastered.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

BIM coordination, field identification, visualizing future work. We've identified many issues before they have come up by reviewing the model on Navisworks.

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"Navisworks is used for 3d coordination , or 3d view of modelling done in revit and autocadfab mep."

What do you like best?

In this software there are many many features which make this software helpful and easy to use, we can see our model in a 3d view, we can do coordination with other services,we can make markups of the clash to show others, we can make a different sets of different files for clash detection.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes time to open the files which we appended.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best software for 3d view, markups,clash detection,import export facility of all the markups, measurements tool is also there , we can give colour coding and generate .Dat file, easy to use, best software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a mep engineer I used to this software it help me to find out clash, can generate XML files of all the markups and we can import this XML file in others to show clashes and we can resolve,for measurements navisworks has measurement tool.best software.

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"Autodesk Navisworks "

What do you like best?

User friendly interface, and ease of bringing different formats of files such as .dwg and .mpp. In addition, most of the drawings are developed using AutoCAD, hence transferring AutoCAD files to Navisworks is lot easier. The ability to see all the clash detection and focus on the ones that are crucial.

What do you dislike?

I can not think of any function that I dislike or missing from the software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To do constructability review, study the 3D model developed by bringing different trades such as civil, structural, electrical, mechanical etc using Navisworks. As a design builder, this helps in providing the construction input to the designers during the design phase so that the issues can be fixed before going to construction. Which in turn helps in increasing the profitability and reducing the RFI's on field.

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"Almost No Competition"

What do you like best?

The versatility of the program to incorporate simple 3D coordination all the way to 6D BIM makes Navisworks as versatile as it could possibly be.

What do you dislike?

The markup tools are VERY buggy in the newest releases from 2016-2018 and the 3D Panorama still does not support lighting other than the default "Sun"

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There really isn't any comparable competition.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being tied into BIM 360 Glue and Field it is my best management tool of all of our BIM's to regulate what is on the other two services.

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"Great for collaboration and visualization"

What do you like best?

Easy to use. Links in with Glue360. Great for saving viewpoints and moving objects for conceptual design. Moving objects is easy.

What do you dislike?

Can be a bit clunky at times. Doesn't behave how you want it to sometimes. The zoom and orbit functions can get a bit touchy if you're not selecting anything nearby as a pivot point.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great if you're starting out with 3D conceptual designs. Can be expensive for the extra features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it with a client to figure out clashes and potential issues before construction. We are able to move objects and visually see if any other issues are going to come up.

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Civil Engineering
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"Collaboration With Ease"

What do you like best?

I have control over the way I interact with my models, and have access to models hosted on BIM360 Glue.

What do you dislike?

I would have liked to share clashes between Navisworks and Glue.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Learn to use search set to unlock the true power of Navisworks,

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy clash detection for service coordination.

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"Powerful Desktop App for Clash Detection and More"

What do you like best?

There are very powerful tools within Navisworks for detecting clashes between a wide variety of 3D file types.

What do you dislike?

This software can be too intensive and does require the transfer of files to a central location for someone to execute the clashes.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Navisworks is by far one of the best clash detection and timeline sequencing programs in the market and will satisfy your project needs in that respect.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Navisworks to evaluate design, and coordinate all of our disciplines in what are typically confined, complicated spaces.

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"Navisworks is a good software for reviewing 3d model and find out clashes between services."

What do you like best?

Navisworks has clash detection option by which we can detect all the clashes with other services, we can easily review our complete model in this software.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike, but sometime when file is heavy it takes time.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a great software find out clashes, making clash viewpoint, selection tree is also a option where we can find in navis what is this, which service is this etc.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of navisworks I find out clashes and again resolve all the clashes, we can create viewpoint and show them to client that there is problem etc etc.

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"Navisworks is a software used for review of 3d modelling, it is generally used for coordination "

What do you like best?

By the help of navisworks we. Can do coordination of one service to other and make clash detective and review entre 3d model,make mark ups ,time saving.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes time to open file.we have to app end all the files we cant open file by simply drag.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a good software for 3d view of any model done in AutoCAD fab. Or in revit.clash detection is easy,selection tree is also useful.best software for coordination purposes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits is that we can make cloud of clash point,we can also generate report and make xml file of flash markups.coordination is easy.

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"Great construction features with Navisworks"

What do you like best?

Its clash detection and reinforcement tools are great functionalities for construction. It also has great 3D modelling tools and its good for designing projects in real estates.

What do you dislike?

It is very large due to its many features in one menu.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has many features for construction purposes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it to create 3D models for our construction projects. Its great for exporting files.

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"Design Clash Detection and Interference"

What do you like best?

The user interface has a plethora of options but is systematic and well organized. Highly recommended for Clash detection and interference.

What do you dislike?

I don't seem to really have anything that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The user interface has a plethora of options but is systematic and well organized.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The model turn out very clear and navigation is convenient. Client is happy with final outcome before construction.

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"BIM software for management purposes"

What do you like best?

It's ability to import all files and provide output for BIM industry. From 3D coordination, simulation walk through, to 4D animation of the project and 5D cost management.

What do you dislike?

Animation still needs improvement. Interface not that easy for beginners.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly clash detection of multiple services.

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"Navisworks clash coordination software"

What do you like best?

I found that this software was actually quite easy to train yourself on. If you have access to Navisworks Manage, you are able to run advanced clash detection tests on your model within a few seconds, rather than relying on Revits basic clash detective.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the visibility settings can be hard to manipulate.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Utilize the forums available, as they are lifesavers when you run into problems.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Construction coordination issues with other contractors.

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"CADD Designer / Design technology Specialist"

What do you like best?

The ability to do walk-through/review for one's design.

What do you dislike?

I would probably say the amount of lag time on larger file reviews would be one of the downsides/dislikes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Utilized primarily for construction design to review 3D design packages. Mostly used to view 3D models, navigate around them in real-time and review the model using tools provided within program. Benefits include clash detection as well as redline and comments for project submittal reviews.

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Construction
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"Navisworks Review"

What do you like best?

Great interoperability with lots of file types supported.

What do you dislike?

Seems like Navisworks has not had any new developments lately. Glue has taken some of the focus away and is not ready to replace Navisworks.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MEPF Clash detection.

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"Navisworks the problem solver"

What do you like best?

Best thing about navisworks is 3d solutions that it offers for BIM LIKE CLASH detection .viewpoints creation and their import and export.

What do you dislike?

Main down side of navis works is that it can not be linked to software used for modeling this way we could have updated model at the same time

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clash detection and coordination with different services simultaneously

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"The Great soft for collaboration with other trades"

What do you like best?

We can coordinate Project with other traders, simply collect it in one file, navigate there, looking for a clash. I like speed also.

What do you dislike?

I can't cut NWD file and re-safe it if I need to send only some levels on building.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Simply to use this application.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We combine entire project in Navisworks and coordinate it by using Glue 360.

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"Navisworks for clas detection"

What do you like best?

Clash detection and viewing a modal like walking inside is very helpful to visualisation.

What do you dislike?

Moving any object is difficulty in Navisworks.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Navisworks is very helpful for represent any modal finding ways for service above ceiling.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clash detection and the solving and finding a way for any services.

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"Powerfull to distribite 3D models"

What do you like best?

Very Easy to import and export models. You can import from Aveva and convert to Navisworks to distribute the model

What do you dislike?

Some times the program crash with no reason and Autocad and Navisworks doen't work well together.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Test it!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem to distrbute the model and review it with a free version of the program.

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"Navisworks"

What do you like best?

Navisworks is one of the best programs for running clash detection and walking thru a model without your computer getting bogged down.

What do you dislike?

The creating a video aspect. It is not user friendly for beginner users.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make the simulator and video creating a little easier for the user.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clash Detection with all trades

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"eng"

What do you like best?

a smart 3 D buiding representation, easy to use and navigate, quick proprieties is a very good tool.

What do you dislike?

not I pad friendly. files can get a bit to large, need a very good video card and at leat 32 gb ram

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

coordination

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"Great software depending what your using it for"

What do you like best?

I like the walk through feature that this software provides and the easy navigation

What do you dislike?

If you are not using for just a simple walk though the program can be touchy and glitch-y and just not fun to work with

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None

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"Navisworks Features"

What do you like best?

BIM 360 shared views Feature, makes coordination models with other models in BIM 360 easier.

What do you dislike?

It is not that user friendly. I recommend make it easier to work with.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consultant coordination is way easier

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"NAVISWORK"

What do you like best?

3D and 4D easy to use platforme and cordination tools

What do you dislike?

i dislike the price it's too expensive for startup

Recommendations to others considering the product:

best of tools for coordination and 4D

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

coordination entre les corps de metiers

Navisworks Features

  • Drawing Tools
  • Editing Tools
  • Text Editing Tools
  • 3D/solid modeling Tools
  • Rendering Tools
  • Visualizing

Navisworks User Ratings

8.3
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
8.3
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
6.7
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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