Touchconverter for Autodesk – Navisworks Simulate/Manage

Touchconverter for Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate / Manage enables multitouch inputs for Navisworks on any Windows multitouch computer

Touchconverter replaces mouse/keyboard inputs with multitouch gestures:

  • pan, rotation and zoom

  • Measuring

  • Sectioning

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Touchconverter enables multitouch use of any software on Windows multitouch computers

Description

Our plugin allows you to pair multi-finger gestures with existing commands to use Autodesk® Navisworks® on any multitouch computer.


TouchConverter User Manual (49 downloads)

 

Touch Converter – User Manual

 

 

Installation:

 

  • Download the installer and launch it
  • Launch “touchconverter.exe” from the shortcut or from directory where you install it (the program closes automatically when you leave Navisworks)

 

 


 

Touchconverter Menu

Touchconverter Menu

  • Green -> TouchConverter is running for the highlighted software
  • Orange -> Navisworks Software hasn’t started
  • Blue -> Navisworks is running but TouchConverter is not active for that version
  • Red -> Navisworks isn’t running and Touchconverter is inactive on that version
  • TouchConverter can be started / stopped / restarted for each version of Navisworks
  • Mouse can be used after about 1s of touch inactivity.

 

 


You can then select 1 out of 3 different preset modes:

PRESET_1:
 
Pan 1 => rotation (orbiting)
Pan 2 => translation
Pan 3 => visualization (must be manually activated in the menu)

Pan 5 => setOrbit

Pinch 2 => scale

Tap 1 => selection (also activates the cursorMode)
Tap 2 => homeView
Tap 3 => selectionView
Tap 4 => cursorMode (goes back to Standard Mode)
Tap 5 => walkMode

 
In WalkMode => 1-finger up/down left/right | 3-fingers left/right orbit forward/backward
 
Press 1 => right click (menu)
 
PanWithStationary  (1 stationary + 1 moved) => cuttingPlanSelect
PanWithStationary  (2 stationary + 1 moved) => cuttingPlanMove
PanWithStationary  (3 stationary + 1 moved) => measure
 
PRESET_2:
 
Pan 3 => rotation  (orbiting)
Pan 2 => translation
Pan 1 => visualization (must be manually activated in the menu)
Pan 5 => setOrbit
 
Pinch 2 => scale
 
Tap 1 => selection (also activates the cursorMode)
Tap 2 => homeView
Tap 3 => selectionView
Tap 4 => cursorMode (goes back to Standard Mode)
Tap 5 => walkMode
 
In WalkMode => 3-finger up/down left/right | 1-fingers left/right orbit forward/backward
 
Press 1 => right click (menu)
 
PanWithStationary  (1 stationary + 1 moved) => cuttingPlanSelect
PanWithStationary  (2 stationary + 1 moved) => cuttingPlanMove
PanWithStationary  (3 stationary + 1 moved) => measure
 
PRESET_3:
 
Pan 2 => rotation  (orbiting)
Pan 3 => translation
Pan 1 => visualization (must be manually activated in the menu)
Pan 5 => setOrbit
 
Pinch 2 => scale
 
Tap 1 => selection (also activates the cursorMode)
Tap 2 => homeView
Tap 3 => selectionView
Tap 4 => cursorMode (goes back to Standard Mode)
Tap 5 => walkMode
 
In WalkMode => 2-finger up/down left/right | 1-fingers left/right oribit forward/backward
 
Press 1 => right click (menu)
 
PanWithStationary  (1 stationary + 1 moved) => cuttingPlanSelect
PanWithStationary  (2 stationary + 1 moved) => cuttingPlanMove
PanWithStationary  (3 stationary + 1 moved) => mesure
 

Example with Preset 1

Once in Navisworks (Freedom/Manage/Simulate) :

Choose the navigation mode you want:

To activate “Walk” mode at any time => 5-finger tap or touch the “Walk” icon in the panel

To activate regular cursor mode => 1-finger tap or 4-finger tap

To activate Pan mode => touch the “Pan” icon in the panel

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Menu

Standard gestures:

In Standard or Pan Mode :

Orbiting => 1-finger pan

Pan => 2-finger pan

Right Click => 1-finger press

Scale => 2-finger pinch

Visualization => 3-finger pan (must be activated in the menu)

Select => 1-finger tap

HomeView => 2-finger tap

SelectionView => 3-finger tap

Standard Mode => 4-finger tap or

SetOrbit => 5-finger Pan

In Walk Mode

1-finger up/down left/right same as mouse!


Measuring gestures:

Activate Measure mode in the Review panel

1. Keep 3-finger touch anywhere on the screen in the Navisworks window

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Measuring Step 1

2. Slide 1 finger to the desired starting point (with the little white square) then lift to select

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Measuring Step 2

3. Slide 1 finger to the end point then lift to select

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Measuring Step 3


 

Sectioning gestures:

Activate Sectioning mode in the Viewpoint panel (make sure Pan mode is still active)

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Sectionning Menu

1. Keep 1-finger touch anywhere on the screen in the Navisworks window 2. 1-finger slide over gizmo until arrow or plane turns yellow to select sectioning plan or direction

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Sectionning Step 1

3. Keep 2-finger touch anywhere in window (no need to lift previous finger)

4. Move 1 finger along the direction of the selected arrow or plane to section

Autodesk Navisworks Freedom Sectionning Step 2

Version for Navisworks Simulate/Freedom: https://apps.autodesk.com/NAVIS/fr/Detail/Index?id=3707413106360403696