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    Angry Revit Pipe / Duct Fittings to NWC Shifted Randomly

    Running into a problem when exporting NWCs from Revit 2013.

    Pipe and Duct Fittings are randomly shifted every time the NWCs are created. Some fittings are fine, others are not. Next export, different fittings are messed up.

    DWFs export just fine out of Revit.
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    The above shots are Revit model left, Navisworks NWC file right. Attached is a view of the Navisworks Export Settings inside of Revit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbr12 View Post
    The above shots are Revit model left, Navisworks NWC file right. Attached is a view of the Navisworks Export Settings inside of Revit

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    Try using inches instead of feet for your model properties on export.

    Also, if you aren't using it, you should use hard clashes that have to be turned on through the navis settings. Link below:

    Autodesk - Autodesk Navisworks Services & Support - Why do I sometime get inaccurate Clash Test distances

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    I will give the inches a try and see if it makes a difference. Someone replied on twitter that they had a similar issue with the out of the box family fittings. They remade the fittings from scratch and everything worked fine moving forward.

    Already doing hard clashes

    Thanks for the reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbr12 View Post
    I will give the inches a try and see if it makes a difference. Someone replied on twitter that they had a similar issue with the out of the box family fittings. They remade the fittings from scratch and everything worked fine moving forward.

    Already doing hard clashes

    Thanks for the reply!
    Hmm, guess the custom fitting library explains why I haven't seen this problem yet. I didn't like how any of the Revit OOTB fittings operated, especially the DTL families, and ended up building from scratch with the control style I wanted.

    Good to know you are already using hard clashes. It really helps with coordination and it's the goofiest thing that it's not a default option.

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