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How to detect duplicate elements in a 3D model?

A - answer When working in a 3D model, you may inadverently copy objects to the same position. The schedules and mass calculations then report additional elements, which may have negative consequences e.g. when ordering purchased parts.

One of the options how to check the model for duplicate elemenst is using the application Autodesk Navisworks Manage. Navisworks Manage allows to search for duplicate elements in its collisions check (Clash Detective) – see the option "Duplicates" in the clash type setting:

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applies to: Navisworks ·

See also:
Tip 11106:Displaying IfcSpace in Autodesk Navisworks.
Tip 10923:Which Autodesk products do support the IFC format?
Tip 10804:What features are not available in the 32-bit version of AutoCAD 2017 and 2016?
Tip 10643:Navisworks 2016 requires login to an Autodesk account after launch.
Tip 10351:Rough display of round objects (e.g. pipes) in Navisworks.

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