Add hyperlinks to Navisworks objects using an excel database


#1

Hi guys

Could anyone help me to create a script that allows me to add hyperlinks hyperlinks to Navisworks objects using an excel database ?
I have tried to do something with Dynaworks, but the packages don’t have any node to do that.

Here is an exemple of my excel database

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Many thanks in advance for your help


#2

If you want to do it in Navisworks- then the built-in ‘datatools’ might work- you append data to objects using a common key. I don’t recall if this includes hyperlinks.

There are arguments both ways, but it is probably better to include this infromation in the source model (presume Revit)- rather than after the fact in Navisworks.
I don’t believe Dynaworks will append data to model elements.

Looking at your sample- it seems that the hyperlinks would apply at a type level i.e same for all instances- so you would have a type parameter of URL datatype.
Dynamo could be used to populate this from Excel- although it might just be easier to build it into your objects in Revit.

Andrew