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Navisworks is a key tool if doing any 3D model coordination with other trades. It will allow you to view your model content with others to know for certain that your design is accurate and can be assembled. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make this process easy.
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The applications that I have been using it with in terms of flow and energy and temperature distributions and coupled solvers, segregated solvers, these kind of areas if you need that, those kind of solvers, it's very good. It's very robust. Maybe on the combustion side, it could improve, especially if you have these kind of tabulated solvers that you want to use, not the detailed chemistry, then it becomes very difficult to get some results from it. And do you trust the results or not? That's always the question on that kind of application, something that I could think of really fast.
Read full review Pros Model Viewing, the navigation tools are really easy to use for walking through the model, especially if viewpoints are set up for key locations. The take-offs work really well and can be very quick and easy if the model was built right. Read full review If you get your knobs well in the case setup, It is reasonably accurate to compare with any test data. It is good for repetitive workflows where you can greatly benefit from automation in the code. Single Integrated Platform can save your ass to move back and forth between multiple codes. Read full review Cons A link to BIM 360 Model Coordination is a serious shortcoming. It used to be easy to link to models loaded to BIM 360 Glue for more in depth clash detection. I would have liked the ability to export a simulation created in Navisworks to 3DS Max for a more immersive animation with decent material mapping and better animation tools. I would like to be able to view/create BIM 306 Docs/Field issues directly in Navisworks. In the current workflow we have to use other file formats to work within BIM 360. It would be more productive to be able to navigate the model through Navisworks and to create viewpoints and issues from within Navisworks. Read full review Implementing physics like Cox-Voinov model Mesh related stability issues Chemical & plasma physics Integration with other products from Siemens (similar level as we have with Abacus) Speed up the lagrangian solver Improved guidence on uFluidics & evaporation models Interoperability (HEEDS, AMEsim, System Modelling Workbench but also with non siemens products and open source codes required for LBM, DSMC, PIC, DFT... Read full review Usability
Great single window GUI
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Autodesk owns Navisworks, and it seems to have a pretty good support network. A lot of the troubleshooting or support information is provided through an online database, so you most likely would not be getting any personal attention with your issues. Since there are so many users for Navisworks, there is a lot of information on the web.
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Our designated support engineers do a proper job. On the outdated Help file and training material there is a lot to gain
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It is super easy when it comes to implementing it.
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Navisworks is a master tool if we want to do any 3D model coordination with any trade of a building. It allows us to view our model content with all elements to visualize and understand for certain where our design stands in terms of accuracy and how all things can be assembled on site. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make BIM process easy.
Read full review Return on Investment It helps in coordination on BIM projects. We have had major project coordination saving millions on jobs. Helps us win more projects as we can coordinate them Used to use the animation tools for site logistics. Now we use game engines. Read full review Time saved in creating a inhouse code, tens and tens of hours. Time saved in experimental setup, tens of hours. Does add some time in testing to confirm star is doing what you think it's doing, but an overall net gain in productivity. Read full review ScreenShots Simcenter STAR-CCM+ Screenshots