Autodesk Navisworks

Autodesk’s replacement strategy for Autodesk QTO
The 3D model takeoff solutions continue to evolve. In 2013, Autodesk sunset Quantity Take Off (QTO), and the current replacement strategy is Navisworks Quantification.

Navisworks 2015 Quantification supports 5D BIM workflows. It integrated the quantification of three-dimensional (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) design data. You can combine multiple source files and generate a quantity takeoff to support your cost estimating processes. Takeoff an entire building information model (BIM) and create synchronized project views that combine information from BIM tools such as Revit® and AutoCAD® software together with geometry, images, and data from other tools. You can also perform a virtual takeoff for items with no associated model geometry or properties.

You can learn more about Navisworks features and its Quantification capabilities.
Navisworks Quantification Highlights:

  • Support for Civil, Architectural, and Engineering disciplines.
  • Item catalog provides the organizational structure via a user-definable Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Items are directly associated with model objects.
  • Resources provide further breakdowns of item components, such as material types, equipment specifications, and additional components that don’t exist in the model.
  • Item and resource catalogs leverage user-defined formulas and variables to automate the quantification process.
  • Model Takeoff extracts the objects from the model and uses the properties embedded in the design source files to create takeoff data.
  • Virtual Takeoff adds takeoff items that are not linked to a model object, or where an item appears in the model but contains no associated properties..
  • 2D Takeoff traces and counts existing geometry on a 2D worksheet to create takeoffs automatically.
  • Change Analysis compares changes to properties between model versions.

Eos Group continues to partner with Autodesk and Sage Estimating to provide our clients with integrated solutions that support 2D quantity survey and 3D/5D quantity extraction work processes.
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