May 8, 2014

Navisworks 2015: 2D Sheet Takeoff

Several new tools have been added so that you can use 2D sheets to quantify objects. The tools let you draw over a DWF file's lines, or use the linework to extract perimeters and areas. The provided movie shows the tools in use. 


Two additional movies show the required setup. To create the DWF files view the DWF Files Video. To create a quantification workbook view the Quantification Workbook in Navisworks Video.

2D Quantification Tools
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Jim Cowan
Ideate AEC Senior Application Specialist

Jim Cowan’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought after university curriculum developer, instructor and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at University of Manitoba, Jim has special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading devices). YouTube Channel: MrJimCowan

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