Navisworks Plugin

Step by Step — Download Autodesk® Plugin

Ensure Navisworks is closed before installing the plugin.

  1. Open in your web browser to go to the InEight Downloads page.
  2. Under InEight Model, select the Autodesk® Plugin Installer Download link.

Step by Step — Launch Model Exporter in Navisworks

  1. With Navisworks closed, complete the Autodesk® plugin installation process.
    • Once installed, the Export add-ins tab appears on the authoring tool's navigation bar.

      Only visible objects will be exported.

  2. From Navisworks navigation bar, select the Export add-ins 1 tab on the far right.
  3. Select the InEight Model Exporter icon on the far left to initialize the Plugin.
    • The Model Exporter dialog box opens.
  4. From the Model Export window, select the Choose Location... button in the Location column on the far right.
    • The Choose Location window opens.

    If the model has been previously loaded, its location will appear instead of "Choose location...".

    A Navisworks .NWD file exports one model stream into InEight Model. A Navisworks .NWF file exports all referenced models as individual model streams into InEight Model.

  5. In the Choose Location window where the Project Structure is displayed, select a location for the Model Stream.
  6.  Select OK.
    • With the location defined, the export process can begin.
  1. In the Model Exporter dialog box, select Start.
    • While the model(s) are exploring, the Last Update column becomes a status bar and the Start button becomes a Stop button.
  2. After the import has completed, select Close.
    • The Model Importer window closes and triggers the Model Stream Info window.

      There are two options to save:

      • Save Now- pushes the model to the cloud so that others on the project can see and utilize the model.
      • Save Later- does not push the model to the cloud, but keep it locally on the computer until Save Project has been executed to share with the project team.
  3. In the Model Stream Info window, select Save Now.

If the model is not visible in the viewer, select the Home key on your keyboard (laptops - Fn+Home). This will bring the model center forward on your screen.