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    Revit Assembly to Navisworks

    A client wants to use our model in Navisworks, and wants to be able to select a whole Window. Our Revit Windows are made with Nested Shared Components. That means that if the client selects the Window in Navisworks, the selected element is only the windowframe, without glass panels.

    I tried puting the Window main element and its Nested Shared Components into an Assembly to remedy the problem, but the client reported no difference.

    A similar issue was described in 2011 in the link below (apparently the issue was logged as an 'Enhancement Request'), any new insights since then?

    https://beyonddesign.typepad.com/pos...ssemblies.html

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    Hello. I made a test about this. A window family with nested shared frame and nested glass panel. I export to .nwc. Open the .nwc in Navisworks Manage. I am able to see the window with its nested parts, I am able to select the window as a whole, I can select its parts individually, and I can quantify the number of windows. I can share the test files if that helps.
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    It has to do with how they have Selection Resolution set in Navisworks. If its on Last Object, it will always grab the Nested Shared Components.
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    Thanks for the quick feedback! I'll let you know how it turns out, probably after the weekend.

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    To counter/accommodate this in both our Revit (id'ing) & Naviswork (selecting) workflows we've employed pushed-down instance and type properties from parent to all children (and grand-children) - but that'd involve some overhaul of content -and it adds some compute-weight wait some might not be happy about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    To counter/accommodate this in both our Revit (id'ing) & Naviswork (selecting) workflows we've employed pushed-down instance and type properties from parent to all children (and grand-children) - but that'd involve some overhaul of content -and it adds some compute-weight wait some might not be happy about.
    Instead of rebuilding our library for one of our clients, I'd consider a Dynamo script that just writes all that data.
    Snowy, how far do you take this? Does the glass contain all info of the frame?
    And out of curiosity, how do you push data from the nested component back to the main component? Or do your nested components not have Type properties?
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    Dynamo can pull from Nesteds up to Parents using SuperComponent Node and SubComponent Node. Can push down that way as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkonap View Post
    Instead of rebuilding our library for one of our clients, I'd consider a Dynamo script that just writes all that data.
    Same, were it not for the fact these have been in the running long before Dynamo came around!


    Quote Originally Posted by ekkonap View Post
    Does the glass contain all info of the frame?
    No, only IDs and a few geographical properties, that we marry up in Excel.


    Quote Originally Posted by ekkonap View Post
    how do you push data from the nested component back to the main component?
    We don't - but Aaron's answer has you sorted there.

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    Unfortunaletly, my client reports not being able to select the assembly, with any selection setting (last object, first object, geometry I think he called them). I'm not quite ready to give up though, you all seemed quite confident. Link to my R2019 file below (<10mb) from ftp. @Alfredo, can we have a look at your test file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkonap View Post
    ... @Alfredo, can we have a look at your test file?
    There you go: this is an .nwd file with some saved search sets, one to find all windows and another one to find only the window type that contains nested shared parts.
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Last edited by Alfredo Medina; January 15th, 2019 at 05:24 PM. Reason: *saved search sets
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