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Revit Technology Conference Singapore – September 10 – 12

Come and see me speak at the Revit Technology Conference in Singapore from September 10-12 at the Equarius Hotel on Sentosa Island!

I will be presenting two talks, one on Navisworks clash detection and another on documenting MEP models in Revit, as the Singapore BIM mandate keeps marching forward toward the next goal of an FM mandate it’s important to get a handle on tools of the trade and how to make them work for you.

You can register to attend the event on the RTC website here.

Turning Off Light Sources in Navisworks

A common question I receive at work is “How do I turn off these pesky light sources in Navisworks?”

The answer? Quite easily.

First, select one of your lighting fixtures, from the selection tree, expand out the lighting fixture element, finding the light source itself.

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Once you have selected the light source, if you check the properties window, you will see that the material of the light source is named “Default Light Source”

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If you check a few more lighting fixtures, you will see that this is the same for all of your lighting fixtures, so all you need to do is create a simple selection set and turn the light sources off.

To create a selection set, go to the find items window, and then input Material -> Name -> = -> Default Light Source as per the screenshot below. Once you have done this, select Find All

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Then it’s as simple as clicking hide

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