Reconstruct the Selection Tree
The following steps will show how to reconstruct Selection Tree view in Navisworks model. In this example, we are using Tekla native file loaded in Navisworks, but it can be any other.
With Reconstruct tool we will reorganize the tree structure, based on the names of the parts. We want all the Angles, Braces and others grouped together and named.
The first step is to identify a property you want to use for grouping. Properties do not need to be on the same tab. In our example, we are using Name and Description property from the IFC tab and Discipline property from the IFC2 tab.
Go to General Configuration tab in the iConstruct panel and click on ReConstruct Configuration tool.
Click on New button and enter a template name. Click OK.
Click on the ellipsis button and define a new Output File. You can leave this to the default %FILE%, which will set the Output File to the original models folder.
You have three option with the Selection Mode. Choose how you want to export.
Select an item in the background and click on Refresh Properties button.
This loads all the Navisworks properties. Click OK.
Select a Tab containing the property for sorting by the first level (IFC2 in our example).
Select a Property for sorting by the first level (DISCIPLINE in our example).
Select the name of the group. If you have multiple properties to choose from, it does not need to be named after the grouping property (as it is in our case).
If you wish to save the properties from the belonging grouping level, make sure that Include Properties is checked (In our example, we will preserve them only from the last level).
Each level can be set to Collection or Group, but only first level can be set to Layer and only the last level can be set to Item (Default Layer in our example). Select the level Type.
Select the preferred Search Order. This essentially means in which search order or specific level the properties should be read from (BottomUp in our example).
Repeat steps 7 through 11 for any number of further grouping levels. In our example, we are grouping by the total of 3 levels. Note that in the last level (Item Type), we have checked the Include Properties checkbox, as desctibed in step 10.
Click Save and Close.
We created a new template in ReConstruct tab in the iConstruct panel. Click Tekla Export button (or however you named it), define a path, name of the file and save it.
Click OK when exported.
Go to iConstruct panel ➤ Go to General Configuration tab ➤ Run ReConstruct Configuration ➤ Define Template Name ➤ Define Output File ➤ Define Selection Mode ➤ Refresh Properties ➤ Define grouping for desired number of levels ➤ Save ➤ Close