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Fri, May 1, 2009 at 4:42:17 PM | 4d simulation and component schedule




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1st question: 

Has anybody successfully done it with Revit and NavisWorks?

I've heard you have to use a scheduling software called "Primavera" to link the model to the tasks?

2nd question:

What's the best way to export the Revit model to the list of schedules (like a break down of the building components)?

Is it XML file?

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Tue, May 12, 2009 at 5:27:28 PM | 4d simulation and component schedule



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yes with Navis, it is not to difficult you have to export pieces of the model though, ie duct work, mech pipe, plumbing (maybe break this one up), fire protection, electrical. Primavera works nicely although so does microsoft project.

you can export your schedules to a delimited txt file that you can then open in xcel, you can also create an odbc database and go though route but it is a little more involved.


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Tue, May 12, 2009 at 10:53:52 PM | 4d simulation and component schedule


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  1. Absolutely.  Lots of people have.  As previously mentioned, you can do a the 4D scheduling of the elements a number of ways.  Directly in Navisworks - slow, painful and not user friendly.  By importing a presetup schedule from MS Project and then applying the schedule items to their various 3D counterparts.  OR from Primavera - which is a lot more powerful than MS Project and detailed, as such generally the revit model hasn't been modelled appropriately to link first up and usually requires editing such as breaking slabs into 4 pours etc.  Also, it requires continually exporting out of Primavera and relinking to Navisworks, where as Navisworks links directly to a MS Project file so no exporting required.
  2. Yes, ODBC can work or Multi Category schedule then export out to a .txt file and open in Excel.




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Thu, May 21, 2009 at 5:53:50 PM | 4d simulation and component schedule




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Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 5:32:03 PM | 4d simulation and component schedule ... cutomiztion...




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While simulating a project in 4D, Navisworks shows 0% (task start), and 100% (end of task) in the model. What do i do if i want to visualise 50% (part completion) of a task o be shown in the model. Pn- Schedule to Be attached in MSP For eg- activity X takes 5 days to complete, can navis works represent part completion( say 20%, 40%) as it simulates from day 1 to day 5

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