Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Execute clash detection services for identifying clashes between model elements!

Clash detecting services are one of the most important preconstruction services that are hired by a construction firm during the preconstruction stage. Clash detection services are meant to assist architects and engineers in getting highly effective 3D models which are often considered accurate in terms of building design and geometry. 

The need for executing clash detection and coordination services arises from the fact that multidiscipline 3D models are developed by different design development teams and hence there are chances of errors in them. In other words since different teams are involved in their development it is quite normal that they contain coordination issues in terms of their design.

Hence after the completion of all architectural, structural and MEP models by engineering services providing company, it is quite important to execute clash detection services for determining coordination issues.

So clash detection services are executed by service providing company with the assistance of Navisworks. Navisworks provide a unique platform for AEC professionals for identifying clashes. Its clash detective tool provides major assistance to its users in determining various kinds of hard clashes as well as soft clashes.

But before going to clash detective tool in Navisworks, all the Revit files are converted to Navisworks file formats so that they can be opened in the software for performing clash tests. So once all the files that are required for performing clash detection services are imported and converted to Navisworks file formats, Navisworks users have to start optimizing clash detective tool of Navisworks. For running clash tests, files belonging to different models are opened and different model elements are selected for determining clashes between them. If in case clashes are detected between them, they are automatically highlighted by the software. This helps in determining the coordination issues between model elements which are appropriately solved by technicians later on.

So when these clashes are resolved by technicians, they open the saved folders in Navisworks which contain files containing issues. These issues are properly identified by the technicians and they are solved by using actual files.

In this way design issues are solved by technicians by executing clash detection services in Navisworks. 

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