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InnovayaVisual4DSimulation GettingStartedTutorialOne: Run4DAutomaticallyUsingRevitProjectPhases ThisdocumentshowsyoustepbysteplessonsonhowtouseInnovayaVisual Simulationtoautomaticallyrun4DsimulationswiththeprojectphasesdefinedinRevit. ThelessonsalsoincludehowtoworkwithMSProject with4Dschedulingfeatures. Introduction InRevit,youcandefineaseriesofprojectphaseseachassignedtocertainobjects.If thisfeatureisusedappropriately,4Dsimulationcanbecreatedautomaticallythrough InnovayaVisualSimulationwithlittleextrawork.Thiscanbeveryeffectiveifthemodel ischangedfrequentlyasanytimea4Dpresentationcanbepreparedandviewed immediatelytocommunicateprojectmilestonesandplans. 1. DefineandVerifyRevitProjectPhases InRevit,clickmenuTools>Phasestoviewdefinedphases.

Note:Itisrecommendedthatthesephasesaredefinedwithappropriatesequence andnumberedlabelingconventions.Inthisexample,weuseUniformatIITitle namingconvention.

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2. ExportRevitmodeltoINVwith4DenabledbyPhases StartRevit,andclickmenuTools>ExternalTools>InnovayaComposerforRevit. Makesure: CurrentViewisselected UseRevitPhasesischecked Enable4DUsingRevitPhasesischecked Allphasesarechecked ClickStarttospecifythefolderandfilenametobesaved.

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3. StartInnovayaVisualSimulation

RunInnovayaVisualSimulationfromWindowsDesktopshortcuticon ormenuStart>AllPrograms>Innovaya>2.Visual4DSimulation

4. OpenINVProjectFilefromInnovayaVisualSimulation:Start>OpenProject

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Thefolderandfilenameshouldalreadybeautomaticallyspecifiedbasedonthe informationfromtheRevitComposerSaveDialogbox.JustclickOpeninthis case. Otherwise,openSampleINVfilefrom:ProgramFiles\Innovaya\Get Started\SampleCEMESample.inv

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5. Run4DSimulationusingtheDateBar Clickonthedatebarinthemiddleofthewindowandslidetochangedates.View 4Dsimulation.

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6. Run4DSimulationwithaRangeofTwoDates ChecktheRangecheckbox.Changethedatebartoanearlierdate,andthe seconddatabartoalaterdate.

See4Deffectsandprojectstatusin3Donthedifferentdates.

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7. ViewLinkedObjectsofaTask Click4DModeling(onmenubar)>4DEnabling(Checkitwith)

RightclickontheScheduleTasklistandselectShowLinkedObjects

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8. ExportingScheduleTaskstoMSProject Note:thefollowingstepsrequireMSProject Rightclickontheschedulename(e.g.Schedule1)toshowtheContextMenu ClickExportScheduletoMSProject

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ClickSave

ClickYes. 9. Run4DSimulationwithMSProject Run4DsimulationsbydraggingthedatebarandseehowMSProjectschedule correspondstothedatessimultaneouslywith4D.

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10. ModifyScheduleTasksinMSProject InMSProject,modifythedurationsanddefinethepredecessorsofeachtask exportedfromINVfile. SavetheMSProjectfileafterthemodifications. 11. SynchronizewithMSProjectSchedule ClickthemenuImportScheduleinthe4DEnablingmenugroup.

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ClickYes.

ClickNext> ClickDone. InnovayaVisualSimulationwillautomaticallyupdatethetaskdateinformationin INVfromthemodifiedMSProjectfile. ClickReload>>,torecalculatethe4Ddata,andrun4Dsimulationagainusing datebars. 12. Run4DSimulationasaMovie

ClicktheForwardicon

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Amessageboxwillshowwherethefileissaved.

IfselectingYes,aseriesofpicturesfor4Dsimulationswillbeautomatically createdandsavedtothefolderyouselected. Youcanchangetheviewpositionswhile4Dsimulationisrunning. TorecordthemovieasanAVIorFlash(recommended)file,werecommendyou useCamtasiabywww.techsmith.com. 13. ExporttoMSWord Selectadateonwhichyouwanttoreportthe4DstatusbyusingtheDateBar orDateSelector. Adjustthe3DViewtoadesiredpositionandangle. ClickmenuCommunicationsExporttoWord.

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CheckCompletedTasksandUnstartedTasks ClickOk

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