OBJ Importer for Autodesk Navisworks allows you to import OBJ file to Navisworks. The OBJ file format is a simple data-format that represents 3D geometry. It contains the model's triangle (vertices, indices) data and material data.
Plugin Setting Options
TAB: Common Settings
Convert Unit to Get converted file in specified measurement unit. Change the unit if you need to have output file in different unit than default Flip YZ-axis Check this if need output for different co-ordinate systems. Do not Export Hidden Entities Enabling this checkbox will skip hidden parts and export only visible parts. Used when model is very large and you need to export only visible parts. Steady Conversion Flow (Navisworks specific) Check this option if Navisworks file size is very large and not able to convert with default conversion flow. Section box feature will not work while converting with this option. Pro Feature: Property CSV This will export CSV file containing properties of model parts, the obj file will have unique "OBJ group id" which can be mapped to the CSV file. Pro Feature: Export in Separate OBJ Files When model is very large and the software where you want to open OBJ is not capable of opening large OBJ file. Choose this option to export file in multiple OBJ files. Export Section Box (Navisworks specific) Enable SectionBox in Navisworks and export only visible section in output file. If you need to convert only specific part of the model to output file then enable SectionBox from Viewpoint->Sectioning (As per screenshot below), check this option and convert. Don't show at convert Check if don't want to open this setting dialog every time.
TAB: Quality Control
Accuracy upto Higher the accuracy, more fine the meshes and larger the file size. High accuracy will have more decimal points in vertices Detailing Lower detailing will skip small entities to be converted in output file. When you need file size to be very small and do not need to have higher LOD model then keep detailing low. Default it should be full to output each and every entities of model Quality This is to control level of detail in the exported mesh. Level of Details This is to control Quality. Same as above option. In some plugin Quality option is there and in some plugin LOD is available. Write Normals Want to export normals as well in exported file. Reduce polygon Reduce no of polygons. This option is not available in all plugins as of now.
TAB: PDF Settings
Rendering Type Choose rendering type you need in PDF. Like outline Light Type Which light should be set to 3D PDF. Like CAD, Day etc. Include 3D Views This will include 2d views in following page of 3D Model Background Color Select color which needs to be in 3D PDF Background
TAB: Metadata (Property)
In trial period, we export only 20% Geometry's properties". In pro version we export properties of all geometry.