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How to integrate the HoloBuilder Add-In for Autodesk Navisworks
How to integrate the HoloBuilder Add-In for Autodesk Navisworks

Add the HoloBuilder add-in to your work environment and export your Navisworks models for comparison to your 360° tour to HoloBuilder.

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Written by Anna-Azize Adami
Updated over a week ago

Use cases for the HoloBuilder Add-In for Autodesk® Navisworks®

  • Export coordination BIM model 360° viewpoint renderings from Autodesk Navisworks to HoloBuilder with a few clicks.

  • Combine BIM model viewpoints with 360° progress photos (TimeTravel) for side-by-side comparison with SplitScreen.

  • Open and view the lightweight rendering views on any device, even in the field, without the need to download any software.

  • Use it for design review between all stakeholders, of which many are often remote.

Note: If you already have a plugin version installed, you can learn how to update this.

Compatible Autodesk® Navisworks® versions

The add-in is compatible with the below-listed versions of Autodesk® Navisworks®. Please make sure to have either of the Autodesk® Navisworks® versions installed on your PC (with administrator rights):

  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage 2017 or later

  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate 2017 or later

See which versions are support and get the HoloBuilder Add-In for Autodesk® Navisworks® here: 

If you are using our HoloBuilder EU solution, please make sure to download the correct version for EU servers.

Content Overview

Installing the Add-In

Download the Add-In and follow the instructions of the installer file on your computer to add the HoloBuilder plugin to the Navisworks platform.

Please make sure that the Windows account that you are using to install and use the HoloBuilder Navisworks Add-In has administrator privileges.

Additionally, please make sure to close Navisworks before installing the HoloBuilder Add-In.

Installation steps

  1. Once you have downloaded the add-in, double-click on the installer icon on your PC to start the installation process of the add-in.

    Note: Make sure to close Navisworks on your computer before proceeding with the installation.

  2. In the installer, select the right destination where the add-in should be installed. In order to correctly integrate the add-in into Navisworks, it is important to install it in the destination …AppData\Roaming\Autodesk Navisworks [...]\Plugins of your Navisworks application.

    Always check if the plugin is placed under the correct path otherwise the Navisworks software won't find it. E.g. (the Navisworks model depends on the type which you use):

    C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2019\Plugins

    In case, you are using Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage 2022 or later then please follow this path to install the HoloBuilder plugin

    C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Navisworks Manage 2022\Plugins\

  3. Click Next and then Install to start the installation.

  4. When the installation was completed, click on Finish to close the installer.

  5. Restart Navisworks and switch to the "Export add-ins 1" tab to access the HoloBuilder add-in. Find also a short video on how to install the HoloBuilder add-in for Revit

Getting started with the Add-In

If your HoloBuilder Navisworks Add-In was installed correctly, you will see the HoloBuilder edit options showing in the “Export Add-Ins 1” section in your Navisworks working environment. 

HoloBuilder Add in Naviswork

Uploading a 360° rendering view of your 3D model from Autodesk Navisworks can be done in a few simple steps. Learn everything on what you can do with your HoloBuilder plug-in in Navsiworks here.

Update your Plug-In

To update the plug-in, please remove the HoloBuilder Add-In from the Plug-In folder of your Navisworks software - C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk Navisworks [...]\Plugins - or this path C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Navisworks Manage 2022\Plugins\

for Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage 2022 or later then

and install the newest version as described above.

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