NaviSet Transfer is a suite of plugins and maxscripts developed to transfer Navisworks Selection/Search Sets and Timeliner animation to 3DS Max for animation and simulation purposes. The tool is best suited for people with beginner to intermediate experience using 3D Studio Max and intermediate experience using Navisworks. In Max, you will want to know how to use the renderers and run scripts. In Navisworks, you will want to be able to work with Revit files, create sets, and use the Timeliner.
Here’s a tutorial, admittedly it’s out of date as of September 29th, 2017. The Timeline Set export process is fully automatic now – you no longer need to fiddle with the Set Export feature within the Timeliner.
The current product includes the set transfer tools, and a time liner transfer tool. Both of which, when used together help the user to create construction/demolition animation sequences in Max using Revit models and Navisworks set data.
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Within this package you will find installation instructions, the EULA, the export plugin for Navisworks 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020, and the import script for 3D Studio Max. You will also find the beta version for the Timeliner export plugin and import script.
To use this software, it is required that you have:
- Revit 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020
- Navisworks 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020
- 3D Studio Max 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020
Important: Verify that your installation of Max has a working Revit Link plugin. If you haven’t installed Revit yet, you may need to do so to get this plugin installed. If you have, and the plugin isn’t available (it should be visible under the File > Import options), you may have to uninstall and re-install Revit.
Also be aware that this plugin only works on Revit files. Navisworks is compatible with a wide range of format, and DWG is a common one, but the plugin will not work with DWG files. This is because the set transfer method relies on Revit ID numbers to work. If everything you want to transfer sits within a Revit file, the plugin will transfer everything.