1.1.3 Converting from Navisworks

Export from Autodesk Navisworks

In this tutorial, you will learn best practices to export a 3D model from Navisworks for use in cmBuilder.



  • Use the tree structure to hide nonessential elements


  • Use "Find Items" tool to multi-select elements by name and hide them all at once


  • Go to Output > FBX
    • Uncheck Textures, Lights, Cameras
    • System Units and Convert Units should be the same
    • Set FBX File Format to Binary
    • Click OK to export the file and upload it to cmBuilder



To scale the model:

  • Right-click the parent in the tree, and Units and Transform
    • Enter a factor to transform the scale in the x, y, and z directions


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