Loading Navisworks Navigator into AutoCAD or Advanced Steel

The navisworks navigator plugin available in Plant 3D is a fantastic tool for visualizing your model inside of Navisworks.  However, by default the window doesn’t load inside of Advanced Steel or other AutoCAD products.

To help with the button issue, you’ll need a partial cuix to load (below).

NW-Navigator.bundle1.zip (641 downloads)

Once you have that, you’ll need to make sure the Navisworks tools are loaded in your current session of AutoCAD (or an AutoCAD-base vertical like Advanced Steel).  Here are a couple things to check:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/navisworks-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/NavisWorks-Navigator-plug-in-for-AutoCAD-does-not-start.html

http://www.autodesk.com/products/navisworks/autodesk-navisworks-nwc-export-utility

To load the ribbon button, extract the zip to this location: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins

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Once at that location, AutoCAD will load the ribbon when it starts up. To force it to load immediately, enter APPAUTOLOADER at the command line and use the Refresh option.

On the home and home 3d tabs you should see this button now.

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If the Navisworks tools are loaded, you can click the button and see this window:

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