Getting Started with Navisworks Manage

Helpful Tutorials Available Online

If you're new to Navisworks Manage, here's a list of tutorials to help you get started quickly:

 Integrating Building Models

Clash Detection

4D Simulation

Note: These two tutorials are highly recommended for CEE 120A/220A students completing Assignment 7.

Quantity Takeoff


Install Autodesk Design Review 2013 to Fix DWFx Viewing Problems

If the contents of DWFx files look jumbled or incomplete on your computer, check to see if you have Autodesk Design Review 2013 installed. If not, you should install this free viewer app, so you easily view your DWFx files after exporting them.

To install Autodesk Design Review:

If you'd also like to view your DWFx files on your iPad tablet, install the BIM 360 Glue Mobile app from the App Store.  Then, place your DWFx files on a cloud file sharing service like A360, Dropbox, or Box and open the files in BIM 360 Glue.

Check Out this Amazing Video - Box!

Bot & Dolly Explore Illusion and Magic in Their Innovative Creators Project

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. 

Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. They believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.


Dare to Make a Difference

As we begin a new academic year, here's a video that I've always found very inspiring...

Originally produced for Apple's Think Different campaign in the late 1990s, the ideas are equally appropriate today as we choose our roles in imagining, designing, and creating a better world.


Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules... and they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things. They invent.  They imagine. They heal.  They explore.  They create.  They push the human race forward.

And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.