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Autodesk Navisworks Essentials


Navisworks is used primarily in construction industries to complement 3D design packages (such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and MicroStation).  Autodesk Navisworks Manage lets you reliably share, combine and review detailed 3D design models from multiple file formats. ... Autodesk Navisworks software solutions enable project design, engineering, construction, and manufacturing professionals to unite contributions into a single building or process plant model.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

    • Online: Course access for 12 Months

    • Part-Time: 2 Weeks (2 x evenings, 18:00-20:00 + 1 x Saturday, 08:00-15:00)

  • CPD Credits

    • Relevant Navisworks expertise and training experience.
    • Autodesk Certified Trainer
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is intended for:

    • Architecture, Engineering and Construction professionals working with the AEC industry
    • Project Managers working with the AEC industry

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Introduction to Autodesk Naviswork as a BIM Tool

  • What does Naviswork do?
  • What is BIM and what does it mean?
  • The benefits of BIM
  • Where does Navisworks fit in?
  • Industry drivers
  • Team and Workflow Changes
  • Implications on team and workflow; fees and deliverables; contract and insurance issues


UI Tour and Project Navigation

  • Exploring the interface
  • Project Navigation


Compiling and managing a project

  • Options
  • File Formats
  • File readers
  • File exporters
  • Appearance Profiler
  • Managing files and batch utility
  • View scene statistics and collaborate


Exploring the Model

  • Exploring the model
  • Controlling the realism
  • Controlling model appearance
  • Controlling render quality

Reviewing, redlining, links and SwitchBack

  • Interactive geometry
  • Find and compare objects
  • Manipulate and transform objects
  • Redlining, comments and tags
  • Links to objects and Switchback


Lesson 6:  Viewpoint creation, sectioning, and animation

  • Viewpoints and sectioning
  • Record and play animations


Lesson 7:  Animation and Interactivity

  • Animator overview
  • Scripter overview
  • Creating videos of the events


Lesson 8:  Autodesk Rendering

  • Autodesk Rendering overview
  • Applying materials and lighting to model objects
  • Modifying object materials, user libraries
  • Rendering options with Ray Trace and Autodesk - Cloud and Render Gallery


Lesson 9:  Simulation and the TimeLiner

  • TimeLiner overview
  • Linking objects with tasks
  • Links to external scheduling files and 4D simulation
  • Import and export of data


Lesson 10:  Interference management - Clash Detective

  • Clash detective overview
  • Enhanced tests using search and selection sets
  • Using Rules, resolving issues with Switchback
  • Time based clash tests, reviewing results and reports


Lesson 11:  Material Takeoff - Quantification

  • Quantification overview
  • Creating work breakdown structures
  • Develop catalogs, groups, items, and resources
  • Using model variables and formulas
  • 2D and 3D Model object and virtual takeoff
  • Importing and exporting catalogs and results



  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 15 April 2020
    16 April 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 05 June 2020
    04 June 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 13 July 2020
    14 July 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 18 September 2020
    17 September 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 12 October 2020
    13 October 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
    Book Now
  • 20 February 2020
    21 February 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 17 April 2020
    16 April 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 04 May 2020
    05 May 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led
  • 03 July 2020
    02 July 2020
    In-Class, Mentored Learning
  • 03 August 2020
    04 August 2020
    In-Class,Instructor Led

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Autodesk Navisworks Essentials

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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