Here is a few quick tips that I had sitting in draft post:

  • To delete lots of views quickly, select and then press Delete key. Do not try to right-click.
  • To combine multiple Clash Groups in the Clash Detective, select the groups, Ungroup (sub-clashes will be selected by default), then Re-group..
  • To delete multiple empty clash groups, drag a clash into one of them. Then, Select All the Groups and you can Explode Group
  • If you Append an NWD, the views with saved Hide/Required and Material Overrides will import “correctly” with these settings (but a Viewpoints XML cannot import these element hide and colour settings)
  •  Use Properties+ … it is simply the fastest way to test and build Search Sets

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This recent post on Dynamo Nodes shows how a simple Navisworks Search Set can be built by Dynamo running inside of Revit:
Create Navisworks Search Set XML for Element Ids | Dynamo Nodes

In the first release, this node just uses Element Ids to build a long ‘orsearch set, but this basic idea could easily be extended and adapted to more closely connect Revit to Navisworks search workflows through Dynamo.

Here is a Screencast:

Navisworks is pretty amazing at handling a huge set of properties across a large amount of elements. However, sometimes it can be hard to diagnose why a particular parameter, such as a Shared Parameter, is not displaying or grouping in a way that you might expect.

To figure out what is going on, go into Navisworks Options – Interface – Developer and tick the two boxes:
Show Internal Properties
Show Property Internal Names

Now, when you use the Properties palette you will see additional information in brackets, which essentially amounts to the Navisworks ‘internal parameter name’ for a given piece of data. Pretty cool!

Thanks for this tip goes to Jason Howden, from RTV Tools, a Platinum sponsor here at What Revit Wants.

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Related forum post:
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/navisworks-general-discussion/navisworks-manage-2015-amp-revit-project-parameter-problem/m-p/5672998#M9579