This update from BIM360 Support recommends removing 2015 Navisworks exporters, which should force Glue addin to use the 2016 NWC export engine... Here's how:
- uninstall both the NWC Exporter 2015 and NWC Exporter 2016,
- restart the computer and
- re-install NWC Exporter 2016,
- exporting a view from Revit should work using the Glue plug-in.
Update 2: I'm pleased to report that installing the latest Navisworks Exporters for 2016 (namely Autodesk_Navisworks_Exporters_2016_Multilingual_Win_32_64bit_r2_dlm.sfx.exe) fixed this issue! So using the Navisworks NWC 2016 Exporter proceeded successfully running on Revit 2015. However, the current BIM 360 Glue addin for Revit 2015 still has the same "No suitable geometry" bug.
Unfortunately, I do face the "SomePrinter cannot be used with SomeSuch print settings. The in-session print settings will be used." This pops up about 10 times during a big federated NWC export, so I will post about the fix when I figure it out. Or feel free comment if you already know how to fix it :)
On latest R2 version of Revit 2015, with Navisworks 2015 SP3 and Navisworks Exporters R3, there remains a Navisworks export bug that affects some projects after upgrade from previous versions of Revit.
Error: documented at http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Error-No-suitable-geometry-found-when-exporting-from-Revit-to-Navisworks-2015.html
Update 1: in his case, Ben at BIMopedia found that ...
the ‘Profile’ category, which was a selectable option in Revit 2013 when creating an In-Place family, had been removed in Revit 2014.
During the upgrade procedure, Revit had changed these ‘Profile’ category elements (which no longer exist in Revit 2014) into a category called ‘Other’, which is not a ‘properly defined’ category inside of Revit. Therefore, these ‘uncategorised’ elements were causing the NWC export to fail.
Continued.. “No suitable geometry found” when exporting from Revit to NWC | BIMopedia
You can use the selection method to Export and the error does not seem to occur:
- Open the 3D view to export
- Select all visible objects
- Go to Addins ribbon,
- choose External Tools - Navisworks 2015 (Exporter)
- In the settings, choose "Selection" (see attached screenshot)
- Name the file and export as usual
Other suggested workarounds (did not work in this instance):
- Turn off Detail Items
- Try exporting again
- Remove View Template
- Set Level of Detail of view to something other than Fine
- Set Level of Detail of categories in V/G to the setting you desire (can be Fine)
- Try exporting again
Try turning off categories one at a time to find out which Category the problem geometry resides in.
using "uncut" in the Family Editor to uncut the voids from everything, and then using 'cut' to cut them again. after reloading back through into the project, this also allowed the export to continue.
some other way...
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions.ExternalApplicationException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Autodesk.Revit.DB.CustomExporter.Export(View3D view)
at NavisWorks12.LcIRevitBase.Export3DView(View3D view_3d, StateDictionary state_dict)
at NavisWorks12.LcIRevitBase.ExportDocument(String& return_message, ElementSet elements, LcIRevitParameters* params)
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