One of my most liked posts on the Ideastation is this one, where I request the ability to share viewpoints between Navisworks and Glue.

This functionality has finally been provided in Service Pack 3 for Navisworks Manage 2016.

It is officially called “Shared Views”, as per the above details from the SP3 feature readme.

How does it work?

  1. In Navisworks 2016, connect with a BIM360 Glue project and model
  2. Navigate in Navisworks to a view you would like to save
  3. On the BIM 360 ribbon, open the Shared Views pane and then click New
  4. Name the view

After creating this view in Navisworks, you can open the Glue Windows client and open that model, and the view will appear in the Shared Views list:

Similarly, in the Glue web client you can now access this view:

 And, in the Windows client we can easily make and organize Shared Views. To see them in Navisworks, just click Refresh and they will show up in the Shared Views pane:

This update is a great advancement for Autodesk BIM interoperability, and combined with Switchback it now allows bidirectional viewpoint sharing between Navisworks, Glue and Revit. Very cool 🙂

Here is the Application Manager version of SP3 for Navisworks Manage 2016:

Other links:

 Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_3_Multilingual_Freedom_64bit.msp (msp – 101,280KB)
 Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_3_Multilingual_Manage_64bit.msp (msp – 139,380KB)
 Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_3_Multilingual_Simulate_64bit.msp (msp – 139,380KB)


 Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 3 Feature readme.pdf (pdf – 259Kb)
 Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 3 Installation readme.pdf (pdf – 120Kb)

Autodesk page:
Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 3 | Navisworks Products | Autodesk Knowledge Network

Most of these are bug fixes, and some BIM360 Glue integration performance improvements. Details and direct links below:
Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service pack 2 delivers user experience and stability improvements to the Autodesk BIM 360 integration. Service pack 2 also addresses problems identified in other parts of Autodesk Navisworks 2016. Service Pack 2 also includes all of the updates from Service Pack 1. Service Pack 2 can be installed on either the original version or the Service Pack 1 version of Autodesk Navisworks 2016.

Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_2_Multilingual_Freedom_64bit.msp (msp – 78Mb)
Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_2_Multilingual_Manage_64bit.msp (msp – 101Mb)
Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_2_Multilingual_Simulate_64bit.msp (msp – 101Mb)

Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 2 Feature readme.pdf (pdf – 422Kb)
Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 2 Installation readme.pdf (pdf – 308Kb)


This update resolves some issues with using Merged Models and the new Navisworks Manage 2016 Glue Integration features.

Direct download links here:

Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_1_Multilingual_Freedom_64bit.msp (msp – 200Mb)
Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_1_Multilingual_Manage_64bit.msp (msp – 266Mb)
Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_1_Multilingual_Simulate_64bit.msp (msp – 266Mb)

Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 1 Feature readme.pdf (pdf – 177Kb)
Autodesk Navisworks 2016 Service Pack 1 Installation readme.pdf (pdf – 120Kb)


Best result will probably be to copy and paste the links into a download manager, such as DownThemAll with Firefox…

Revit 2016 direct download links:

(thanks to anonymous in the comments for heads-up on these Revit links)

Autodesk Revit LT 2016

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016

Autodesk Revit Structure 2016

Autodesk Revit MEP 2016

Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2016

Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2016

Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate English 2016 Win 32 bit 64 bit


Oh, on a related note, if you are looking for your Productivity enhancements / Subscription addins, go to this link:

Some other BIM-related, Autodesk 2016 software links here (keep in mind these are useful as trials only, unless you have access to legal activation methods through subscription with Autodesk):

AutoCAD 2016:

Inventor 2016:

AutoCAD Architecture 2016:

AutoCAD MEP 2016:

Autodesk Vault Basic English 2016 Win 32/64

Autodesk Vault Basic Server 2016 English Win 64bit

Check it out:

Just making sure you got these two important points:

  1. All project and enterprise BIM 360 Glue subscriptions include access to Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2016 (available soon) for use by the purchasing company
  2. Attach and view BIM 360 Glue models directly inside AutoCAD 2016
    Reference the Glue merged model as you design to avoid potential conflicts

Some game changing stuff here…