Do you know if there will be any progress regarding Item Types in Navisworks?
I work for an international consultancy group and have major clients that want to see Item Types in Navisworks.
I can export from Microstation to DWG, but all attributes doesn't transfer 100% - while Navisworks only seem to read block attributes from the DWG anyways. Other solutions, such as exporting attribute data from Microstation to excel and import into Navisworks, aren't integrated nor functional enough.
I found some-what of a solution which, to me, seems better than other present alternatives (such as importing excel into Navisworks).
In Navisworks options, File Readers, DGN. Tick the box "Use Beta File Loader". I posted a little more information about it here:
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I have previously tested this and have never been able to get anything but the results as attached (using Meshes with Item Types from OpenRoads Designer). What type of data is it? It looks to be a block/cell?
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We used "Microstation Connect" and created item types which we attached to cells.
Old thread, but thought an update was relevant. So unable to duplicate what you have achieved with Item Types in Navisworks Manage upto and including 2022.
However, just installed Navis Manage 2023 and using a DGN that has had the Mesh bound to it using Quantities by Named Boundaries and Display Clipped Graphics, the Item Types are visible by Default.
Using Beta Viewer setting removes the Item Types but changes the Name shown in Selection Tree
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Thanks for the heads up, just tested it and can confirm DGNs in Navisworks come in with CE Item Types now (as per BIM360).
They've also resolved an issue with ORD IFC 4s coming in at the wrong Elevation (a bug with the IFC reader using the RefElevation value as a datum).
Have they solved the reading of the units as well?
Seems to be - the model below used to always import in Feet although its units are Metres.