59 Clash Importer

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Welcome to this demonstration on Bonus Tools – Clash Importer.

Clash Importer, convert an XML report into clash points and 3D views placed on sheet(s).

  1. To run the tool first you must have completed a Navisworks clash or Solibri or the likes and exported the Results and an XML file with at least the X,Y,Z coordinates.
  2. Then navigate to the Bonus Tools Tab and select Clash Importer.
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  4. The Clash Importer dialog will appear.
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  6. Title Block Information
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    1. Within the first tab you choose:
      1. Whether you want to create a 3D cropped View for each clash:
        1. With or without a Tag.
        2. Placed on s Sheet.
        3. Whether you want the Section Box visible or hidden.
        4. Note: Creating Views and Sheets for a large clash set can take a long time.

    2. If you choose to create Sheet(s), you can then specify:
      1. The Titleblock.
      2. And the Margins.
      3. And spacing's between each View on the Sheet.
  8. Clash Point Information.
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    1. Select the Coordinate system, Project Internal or Shared.
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    3. Select a Generic Family Tag by Clicking on the button at the end of the Input file text box. (this is optional)
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    5. Navigate to and select a Generic Family Tag.
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    7. Select a Generic Family by Clicking on the button at the end of the Input file text box. (required)
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    9. Navigate to and select a Generic Family.
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    11. Select a Clash XML file by Clicking on the button at the end of the Input file text box. (required)
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    13. Navigate to and select an XML file.
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    15. Once selected and XML Parser dialog will show. From this dialog you select the X, Y, Z columns, the Clash Id column and assign Revit parameters to columns.
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      Note: Each row is unique. You group rows into clashes to load clash points into Revit.

    17. Select the X, Y, Z columns and the Clash Id column.
    18. The X, Y, Z columns are used to place the clash points. The Clash Id column is used to group the rows into Clashes.

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      1. The XML Parser will only allow you to select columns that contain doubles for the X,Y,Z coordinate.
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        Note: If the same column is select for X, Y and Z then you will be warning this may cause inaccurate results.

      3. Select a Clash Id column.
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    19. From the Grid
    20. Hide/Unhide columns Assign Revit Parameters to Columns

      1. To hide unwanted columns, select the columns.
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      3. Right click and select Hide Column
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      5. Hide all unwanted columns (optional)
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        Note: The options to select X, Y, Z and Clash Id columns will update. Only Hide unwanted columns.

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      7. Assign Revit parameters to Columns by selecting the parameter from the first row in each Column. (optional)
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      9. Once selections are made, click Ok.
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    21. Navigate to and select a Generic Family.
    22. You will return to the Clash Import dialog.
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    24. Check all selections and Click Ok
  10. A dialog will appear confirming for Clashes are placed and parameters are added and the Sheet information if a Sheet was created.
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  12. When complete you can close the dialogs and view the newly created 3D Views and Sheets.
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  14. If you go to a newly created view and select a Clash Point you will notice the Shared Parameters are filled out with the Clash Name, Result Status, Position, Element 1 Id and Element 2 Id.
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