The 3D Repo for Autodesk® Navisworks® plugin provides a convenient way of exporting your models from within the Navisworks desktop application.
Use this option if the model publisher fails to upload your model due to weak network bandwidth. Unlike with the model publisher, where the file is sent directly to 3D Repo, the model exporter will save a local version of the BIM file (3D Repo's proprietary file format). Upload the BIM file directly on our platform as shown here.
Currently supported versions: Navisworks Manage/Simulate 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
Download and install the plugin prior to opening Navisworks desktop application
Open your 3D model (.nwc or .nwd) in Navisworks
Note that .nwf is a reference file without any geometry and does not work for publishing. If you're working with an .nwf model, save it as NWD then follow the steps below
Once you have exported the BIM file, head over to 3drepo.io and upload it there
We advise you to take measurements and check that your Navisworks model matches the model units in 3D Repo.
Export .BIM files
Click on the Export icon located in the 3D Repo tab (main ribbon menu)
In the pop-up window provide the following information:
- Model units (mm/m/ft) model units
- Choose the save location for your file
Click on the Export button and the progress bar will appear.
Done will indicate a successful export, a warning message will tell you otherwise.
Great! Now that your file is ready, head over to 3drepo.io and upload the model directly to a model container.