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Monday, May 4, 2015

Automatic Grouping of Clashes in Navisworks with Free Addin

Simon Moreau has shared a nice addin for Navisworks that allows the automatic grouping of clashes. From his blog:
"This plug-in enables a lot of possibilities for sorting clash detection results in a meaningful report, and will become a full-time member of my coordination toolbox.

To install this plug-in, you can copy-paste the ClashDetective.ADSK.dll file available here in a new ClashDetective.ADSK folder in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Navisworks Manage 2016\Plugins. You can also see my edited version of the example code here."

Original post: Grouping clash results | BIM 42
Heads-up from Michael Clothier

Here is what the installation folder looks like:

And the addin ribbon in Navisworks Manage 2016:

You can also download the Navisworks SDK from here:

  Navisworks 2016 SDK (Updated April 7th) (exe - 207 Mb)
  Navisworks 2015 SDK (Updated July 1st) (exe - 193 Mb)
  Navisworks 2014 SDK (exe - 217 Mb)


  1. Luke,
    I can't seem to get this to work for Manage 2015.
    Will this only work for 2016?

    1. I am having the same issues. Anyone have any suggestions?

    2. Folder name should be ClashDetective.ADSK then only it will work and show

    3. folder name should be ClashDetective.ADSK same like this then only it works.

  2. Is there a version for 2017