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    Acquire Shared Coordinates from Navis

    We have a client that wants us to use their Shared Coordinates file.
    Normally, not a problem.
    However, all they have is a Navisworks file.
    I know we can publish SCs TO a Navis file, but is it possible to acquire our Revit SCs FROM a Navis file?

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    In Navis I would turn on the Coordinates display & the Compass, then in Revit Set Coordinate at Point from a designated reference point in Navis.

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    Not that I'm aware of. They can't define "shared coordinates" in Navis, they can only append files that been prepared with some agreement on location. Something else defined the coordinates they want to use.

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    Why cant they just give you a known coordinate from a fixed point in the file (grid intersection), and give you the angle to true north?

    A lot of folks act like Shared Coordinates are this nebulous thing that has to be transmitted file to file. People forget its just a rotation amount and a coordinate value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    We have a client that wants us to use their Shared Coordinates file.
    Normally, not a problem.
    However, all they have is a Navisworks file.
    I know we can publish SCs TO a Navis file, but is it possible to acquire our Revit SCs FROM a Navis file?
    Right click on the file in the Selection Tree and click "Units and Transform" and view the coordinate readout. That's a place to start, but can't remember if the readout shows rotation angle. And that's assuming it's never been manipulated.

    I don't know if this "is" how you acquire this info "from" Navis, but I do know it relates to something from Revit and Revit's coordinate system (which one I do not know). Going off memory BTW, I may be wrong in my direction. I can open Navis later and confirm.

    -TZ

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    Would this not assume that the original authored model used "shared coordinates" to begin with?

    I've never dug into if project coordinates and shared coordinates (if assigned) are both there in Navis. My gut says it's one or the other and it would depend on export.

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