Inventor Factory model is missing some assets when opened in Navisworks


When a Factory Model that was created using the Autodesk Factory Design Utility (FDU) is loaded into Autodesk Navisworks Manage, some of the FDU assets are missing.


The usual suggestions are not working for when some parts from the Inventor model are missing or displayed differently in Navisworks, as detailed here and here.


The confirmed solution was to open a new Navisworks project and import the .iam assembly. That also dramatically decreased the load times and solved a display anomaly with views shown from the view cube.

Special thanks for developing the confirmed solution by Michael Horst.

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Bob Felton

Sr. Technical Support Specialist, Manufacturing<br><br>Bob Felton has been supporting Autodesk products for over 25 years including core AutoCAD, P&ID, Plant 3D, AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD Mechanical, and Vault. His background is in graphics with an Applied Sciences degree and ten years manufacturing experience drafting, as well as technical illustration, image editing, and even patent drafting.

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