Author: Jim Cowan Navisworks

Ideate, Inc. is pleased to show how new lock options, relative to the first point of measurement, make it easier to measure and record distances. This makes it easy to maintain the direction you want to measure.
Where no vertex exists, it was hard to define a point of measurement. In this new release of Navisworks there are five lock options (X axis, Y axis, Z axis, Parallel and Perpendicular) that facilitate this task.
Lock options can be entered on the keyboard or selected on the interface making it much easier to measure and check distances and areas with the Measure tool, while reviewing the digital model.



Perpendicular locks in a perpendicular alignment to the surface of your start point in measuring, while Parallel locks in a parallel alignment to the surface of your start point.

Don’t forget to look through the great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2014 releases for Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, and more.

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          Jim Cowan
Jim Cowan
AEC Senior Application Specialist

Jim Cowan’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise, and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought after university curriculum developer, instructor, and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions, and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Jim has a special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings, and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading devices). You can learn more from Jim on his YouTube Channel.