Comprehensive NavisWorks training for newcomers, teaching how to combine 3D models from cross disciplines into one scene, enabling effective review and analysis.
- Generating visual project model reviews.
- The TimeLiner – creating construction simulations of project models to check the validity of schedules.
- Using the Animator and Scripter features to create interactive animations.
- Using the Presenter, adding true-to-life materials, lighting and backgrounds to project models.
- Clash detection.
This course is ideal for new users of NavisWorks Manage or NavisWorks Simulate.
NavisWorks training is most effective when it’s provided ‘on-request’, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. Rather than just teach you generic techniques, we can base the training on your project models, showing you specifically the work you need to do. For this reason, we don’t offer scheduled (public) NavisWorks courses.
We can host your training at any of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK.
Accredited NavisWorks training
Armada is an Autodesk authorised Training Centre (ATC), and our NavisWorks training courses are accredited by Autodesk.
NavisWorks courses are hosted by Martin McCann, an Autodesk Certified Instructor, industry expert, with vast experience of using the application professionally.
How will I learn?
NavisWorks training is hands-on and practical.
Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running NavisWorks.
There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.
Training guide and certificate
Course delegates receive an e-certificate confirming successful completion of an accredited NavisWorks training course. This is emailed to delegates directly from Autodesk. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.
Because this training is typically bespoke, tailored to each client’s specific project models, there isn’t an appropriate training guide. Delegates take their own notes through the course.
After course support
Following NavisWorks training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their NavisWorks trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.
Delegates should have a good working knowledge of an Autodesk application, such as AutoCAD or Revit.
Training can be based on any recent version of NavisWorks to suit you.
Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.
As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.
Payment for Navisworks training can be made bank transfer or card.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.
For further details, see training course payment options.
Cancellations and postponements
If an on-request NavisWorks Essentials course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
If an on-request NavisWorks Essentials course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.
Terms and conditions
NavisWorks courses are hosted by Martin McCann.
Martin McCann qualified as an Architect in 1986, and he holds a teaching certificate (further and adult education).
He is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI), a capacity in which he has taught NavisWorks, Revit and BIM to thousands of professionals, including Architects, Structural Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, for over 20 years.
Martin has been commissioned by Autodesk on multiple occasions to host sessions for them at locations including New York, Chicago, Moscow, Milan and Munich. He has trained Autodesk’s staff and many other Autodesk Certified Instructors, and has operated as a visiting Lecturer at the University of Northumbria and Cambridge School of Art.
Martin is the author of the McCann’s BIM Guides series of published training manuals.
Getting started with NavisWorks
- Opening and appending files
- Saving, merging and refreshing files
- About file types
- Database support
Visual project model reviews
- Absolute coordinate display
- The NavisWorks engine
- Performance indicators
- Selection tree and selecting objects
- Hiding objects and overriding materials
- Object properties
- Measuring and moving objects
- Selection and search sets
- Comments and redlining
- Comparing models
- NavisWorks real-time rendering
- TimeLiner overview
- Creating tasks
- Importing tasks from an external project file
- TimeLiner simulation
- Configuring and defining a simulation
- Simulation export
- Animator overview
- Creating a basic animation
- Cameras and camera viewpoints
- Manipulate geometry objects in an animation set
- Section plane sets
- Controlling animation scene playback
- Scripter overview
- Creating and managing scripts
- Creating and configuring actions
- Presenter overview
- Apply materials to model items
- Adding lighting effects to a scene
- Adding background effects
- Rendering effects
- Outputting rendered images
- Outputting animations (videos)
Presenter advanced features
- Editing and managing materials
- Advanced material editing
- Ground planes
- Individual light effects
- Image-based lighting
- Environment backgrounds and reflections
- Custom environments
- Light scattering
- Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC)
(NavisWorks Manage only)
- Clash Detection overview
- Selecting items to be clashed
- Clash test settings
- Setting clash rules
- Clash results
- Clash test reporting
- Audit checks
- Create and save batches of clash tests
- Export and import clash tests
- Custom clash tests
- Setting up custom clash tests
- Laser scan data clashing
- Holding and releasing objects
- SwitchBack in clash detective
- Time-based clashing