If you're a construction design or management personnel you're probably familiar with Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Navisworks or you at least heard of these tools.
This article will give you some insight into the differences between the two powerful BIM tools so you can decide where you want to invest your efforts.
Autodesk Navisworks Purpose of Use
If you want to select a tool, first understand your needs. Don't go for a new tool until you identify the benefits that can be gained by using it.
You may know that Revit is multi-discipline BIM software with features start from conceptual design tools to architectural, MEP, and structural modeling. The final result is a complete informative 3D model. Revit has some features to review and manage information in the model but this isn't the main purpose of using Revit.
When we talk about model review, Navisworks is here for that. Navisworks is really a fantastic tool. It's a project review and management software with multiple features to combine 3D models from cross disciplines into one scene to enable effective model coordination as well as simulation and analysis features, quantity take-offs, and creating animations.
5 reasons to use Navisworks Over Revit for Project review?
You may need to use Navisworks over Revit for the following reasons:
1- Seemless Navigation
Your 3D Model can be viewed, walked through and managed with ease and much greater speeds than in Revit
2- Easy Sharing
Provides clients with small files containing the entire model information without overwhelming them with the entire Revit database.