TimeLiner Simulation with Autodesk Navisworks

Navisworks TimeLiner module is widely used by the BIM industry and construction professionals to simulate the building construction. This course explains in detail how to create TimeLiner simulation from scratch. Software required: Autodesk Navisworks.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Mar 10, 2017
Duration
3h 11m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to TimeLiner
Adding Automatic TimeLiner Tasks
Linking External Project Schedules to the TimeLiner Simulations
Attaching Items to the Simulation Tasks
Playing Advanced 5D Simulations
Creating Custom Configurations for Simulating Items
Assigning Animator Animations to the TimeLiner Simulations and Tasks
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Mar 10, 2017
Duration
3h 11m
Description

Navisworks TimeLiner module is an extremely useful module for the BIM and construction professionals to simulate the construction sequence. However, linking the schedule correctly and mapping the right set of columns is always tricky. This course, TimeLiner Simulation with Autodesk Navisworks, covers the process of creating the simulation based on your top most items, layers, and also the sets. In addition, this course covers how you can link an external schedule to the Navisworks model and import the tasks from the schedule. You will then learn how you can automatically attach items to those tasks and then play the simulation. By the end of this course, you will be able to link a construction schedule to the TimeLiner module and play 5D simulation of demolishing an existing facility and constructing a new facility. Software required: Autodesk Navisworks.

About the author
About the author

Deepak is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with more than 18 years of experience in the industry. He is currently working as the National Technical Manager – Named Accounts, with Cadgroup Australia.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Deepak Maini, and welcome to my course, TimeLiner Simulation with Autodesk Navisworks. I'm the author of the Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks, and Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel series of books. I'm also the author of the Getting Started With Autodesk Navisworks course that you will find in your Pluralsight library. The TimeLiner module for this Navisworks is a really powerful module that lets you play five deconstruction simulation of your projects. You can create the construction tasks inside this module or import from the project scheduling programs, and then link Navisworks items to them. In this course, we are going to learn how to create TimeLiner tasks with Autodesk Navisworks, and automatically assign items to those tasks to play the construction simulation. You will then learn how to link a construction schedule from a program such as Microsoft Project, Primavera, Asta, etc., and then import and map the tasks to simulate the construction schedule. You will then learn how to link various cost types from the schedule to specify the cost in the TimeLiner module, and make it a 5D construction simulation. Next, you will learn how to play with these planned vs actual simulations to get a visual feedback of the items that are behind schedule in the construction, and finally, you'll learn how to link Animator animations, such as crane movement rotation, and camera movement to the TimeLiner simulation. By the end of this course, you will be able to link a construction schedule to the TimeLiner module, and play 5D simulation of demolishing an existing facility, and constructing a new facility. Before beginning this course, you need to be familiar with the basics of Autodesk Navisworks, that you can learn using the Getting Started with Autodesk Navisworks course. This course is available in your Pluralsight library. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn this powerful TimeLiner module of Autodesk Navisworks, with this TimeLiner Simulation with Autodesk Navisworks course, at Pluralsight.