Zone Slicer feature provides the ability to slice up a model by zone into separate NWD files. Note that currently Zone Slicer only supports cuboid volumes, although they can be rotated in any direction.
The following steps will show you how to set up ReConstruct Zone Slicer Configuration.
With Navisworks Sectioning tool, create a section box and save it as a Viewpoint. You can save as many Viewpoints as you like. The final exported sections are going to be named after the Viewpoints.
Note: If you already have your own cuboid zone you can skip to Step 7. Zone Slicer currently only supports cuboid zones, although they can be rotated in any direction.
Move Saved Viewpoints into a folder.
Go to General Configuration tab in the iConstruct panel and click on ReConstruct Configuration tool.
Click on New button and enter a new template name. Click OK.
Go to Zone Slicer tab and select the folder containing the Viewpoints in the View Folder drop-down list.
Click on Create Volumes, define a path, name of the file and save it.
Click OK when exported. Cuboid zones are now ready to be appended.
Append cuboid zones. Select and save them to a new Selection Set.
Open ReConstruct Configuration, go to Zone Slicer tab and check the Export NWD per cuboid zone option.
Select the cuboid zones Selection Set from the drop-down.
Type in the Zone Tab and Zone Property to use for the output file name e.g. Item and Name if each file of the cuboid zone has a unique name.
Click Save and Close.
Note: You can initiate the Reconstruct template also by clicking on the Run button before closing the dialogue.
We created a new template in ReConstruct tab in the iConstruct panel. Click on it to start the export.
Note: Since the Output File location under the Standard tab is set to the default %FILE%, the exported cuboid zones are going to be saved into the original models folder. The exported cuboid zones are going to be named after the Zone Tab and Zone Property defined in Step 10.
Define Template Name ➤ Create cuboid zones ➤ Append cuboid zones ➤ Create Selection Set ➤ Open ReConstruct Configuration ➤ go to Zone Slicer tab ➤ check the Export NWD per cuboid zone option ➤ Select Selection Set ➤ Define the Zone Tab and _Zone Property ➤ Save