Navisworks may have issues importing PCG point cloud files. For example, if you try to append a PCG directly to Navisworks Manage 2013, it will say “No plugin exists that will open pointfile.pcg”.
If you try to export a view from Revit 2013 to Navisworks and it contains a linked point cloud file, the point file will not be converted even if the “Convert linked files” option is ticked in Navisworks settings.
Here are some workarounds:
You can also:
- Import PCG to AutoCAD, then append the DWG to Navisworks
- get PTS from Cyclone, or even TXT, and then append it directly to Navisworks
Depending on the size of the original point cloud file, it will take some time for Navis to make the necessary indexed NWC file (like half a day maybe).
Obviously, if you are living in 2014-Suite-Land, you can also just use Recap to import the PCG and export as a supported file format for Navisworks.
A 2008 PDF that describes the point cloud types Navis supported: