Integrator Settings

There are a number of items on this configuration window that will make Integrator work. Here is the detailed description of it.

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Get NW Props:

Collects the data from the selected sample Item or Group data to be used in Integrator in setting up your custom user tabs.

Load:

Load a saved Integrator Configuration template.

Save:

Save the current configuration to a new template or update existing.

Delete:

Delete a saved Integrator Configuration template.

Close:

Closes the Integrator Configuration menu.

Template Name:

The name to be assigned to or already assigned to the template.

Saved Templates:

This is a list of the saved Integrator Templates. When selected, these can be opened for editing and then resaved or deleted.

New Model Tab:

Will be the display name of the customised data tab inside of Navisworks when the Integrator command is run.

Use first attributes for all:

If all the properties are from one tab you can check the Use first attribute for all tick box, which will make the attribute field the same as the first for the whole list.

Show Internal Names:

If checked, it will display a read-only column in the configuration grid of the internal property names of items selected within the model. This can be used If you have renamed the Standard Name in the configuration grid to a standard terminology, and still need to check what property it relates too.

Enable Subgroup Searching:

Looks at items within the group for properties that cannot be mapped on the group. For example, if you had no group data tab, but the items inside the group contained a property relevant to the group (ie Assembly Number), this option would find the first matching field within the group and use it instead.

After the sample properties have been retrieved from the model, you can now begin to set up your custom user tab using Integrator’s configuration grid. There are a number of columns in this section which will assist with the process.

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New Property Name:

The name that is given to the property inside of the custom user tab. This can be used to create a standardisation in terminologies for properties within models.

Model Tab:

The internal Navisworks attribute that Integrator will be collecting the data from to include on the custom user tab.

Model Tab Property:

The internal Navisworks property that Integrator will be collecting the data from to include on the custom user tab.

Option:

There are a few keywords that can be used with Integrator to perform extra functions on the data as it is being transferred and therefore maximize efficiency as well as sanitize data. Keywords are now available in an easy-to-use drop down list.

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Convert To Decimal: Attempts to convert the property to a decimal number, stripping away any text from the property value. If the property cannot be converted to a number, then the default ‘0’ is used.

Convert To Integer: As above but converts to a whole number instead of a decimal.

Convert To Date: Attempts to convert the value to a date format. Note that Navisworks does not currently support date formatting or time zone information so use this carefully.

Format As Text: Takes the existing value and converts it to text.

Sum Group Property: Use with ‘Enable subgroup searching’ to add the item field as a total for the group node.

Perform Calculation: Displays the calculations stored in the profile for the user to select to run when processing the property. Good for converting metric to imperial measurements.

Convert From Revit: Converts from the native Revit data type (volume, length etc.) to a decimal number. Also removes any extraneous text from text fields.

Use Parent Property: When processing an item field, first looks in the parent node for the same field and uses that instead, like ‘Enable Subgroup Searching’ (see 5.3) in reverse except the parent property takes precedence. Useful when processing Revit models so all unique identifiers are at the same hierarchical level.

Use Parent Revit Property: Same as ‘Use Parent Property’ except ‘Convert From Revit’ is applied at the same time.