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Author: Jim Cowan Navisworks

Ideate, Inc. is pleased to show new functionality within Navisworks which enhances interoperability and avoids the need to assign materials and create lights within Navisworks. In this example, materials and lights are brought in from Revit and rendered to show internal and exterior lighting.

In this new release of Navisworks, Autodesk Rendering gives you access to a common materials library and lets you create four types of lights (point, spot, distant, and web). You can adjust environmental settings for location, time of year/day and exposure. Three render styles (low, medium and high) let you ray-trace on screen before capturing and saving images. This new feature compliments the Presenter option for rendering and provides a seamless workflow where you now have the building element surfaces, data, materials and lights with no need create materials or lights when they already exist.

Artificial Lighting

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.