Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time to retire....

32bit that is! I've been waiting for this post to be published by the Revit Clinic folks. I've been working with Ryan for a month now on a user that continues to crash no matter what. The current thinking being that it is the issue of stability of 32 vs 64. Needless to say we've tried and exhausted just about every other possible option, and no, this user is not working on huge Revit files at all either.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Navisworks 2011 Addin file

Ugh! More then a month since I last posted, and that was from my BB while at Dev Camp.

Dev Camp was fun, too bad I've not really got back into programming. :-(

However, one thing that was further clarified for me was AddIn files and lo and behold, I need to make one!

We're in the midst of prepping for full rollout of ADSK 2011 BIM products here, which includes Navisworks. I manually installed Navis, and noticed that it modified my Revit INI in order to load the export plug-in! Well that was just annoying, modifying the ini is a pain, especially with packaged deployments, the new manifest files are much friendlier to packaged deployment of software, rather then having to make sure an INI file is properly modified. So, I wrote my own!

If you feel like using an Addin file to integrate Navisworks into your 2011 installations, just copy the code below into a text file (I recommend Notepad) and save the file as a *.addin file. Place the new file in your addins directory, remove the nasty code from your ini, and presto, you'll be all set!

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddIn Type="Command">
<Text>Export to Navisworks 2011</Text>
<Description>Exports an NWC file from Revit for Navisworks</Description>
<Assembly>C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Navisworks\2011\nwexportrevit2011\nwexportrevit2011_8.dll</Assembly>
<p>Use this command to export an NWC (Navisworks Cache file) file of your Revit model. NWC files can be opened in Navisworks and saved as NWD files.</p>