A few weeks ago I gave a little presentation regarding Navisworks and we got on the topic of hyperlinks in Navisworks. We had a GC that also spoke and she mentioned that they use hyperlinks quite a bit for sending “final” models to the client. Those NWD’s include a lot of hyperlinks to OE manuals, product cuts sheets, etc. Someone then asked if you add a hyperlink to an object in Revit, does that come through into Navisworks?
Great question…that I didn’t have an answer for immediately. I figured it would, but I wasn’t 100% sure. So I did a quick check and sure enough, if you add a URL (hyperlink) to an object in Revit, it will come through as a hyperlink in Navisworks. I also tested adding a hyperlink to an AutoCAD Arch door and it worked as well.
Note: I did this test from Revit Arch 2009, Revit Arch 2010 and AutoCAD Arch 2010 using the Navisworks 2010 exporter.