Naviate for Revit content can either be located on local harddrive or on a network share. The default, and recommended location is on local disk. If you would like to use a network share instead, follow the steps below:
It is strongly recommended to keep the master installs for future updates of the content. It might also be a good idea to let the automatic update functionality (controlled by the command line UPDATEMODE parameter) stay on at all times, to eliminate the need for manual download of updates. Syncing between the content of the master installs and the network share can be accomplished with copy/sync tools like Robocopy and the Windows Scheduler.
Make sure you have both the MSI and CAB files in the same folder, then double-click on the MSI file to start the installation. Then follow the on-screen instructions, and note the following:
The Naviate for Revit installations can be run silently from the command line. The command line syntax is as follows:
msiexec /I “<msi>” /qb - Will update if older 2018 version exists, preserving old settings
msiexec /I “<msi>” <params> /qb - Parameter controlled installation, parameters as follows
COMPANY=”company” - Company name
NAME=”name” - User/admin name
EMAIL="email" - User/admin e-mail
PHONE=”number” - User/admin phone number
LAND=DK|FI|NO|SE|UK - Country code for command set and content setting. UK is only supported by Naviate A and Naviate S.
LICENSETYPE=Trial|Local|Network|Rental - Selected license type
LICENSENUMBER=number - Needed if LICENSETYPE=Local|Network
LICENSESERVER=port@server - Needed if LICENSETYPE=Network
GENTAB="disabledcommands" - Configuration string for disabling specific commands or the complete Naviate General ribbon panel.
ATAB="disabledcommands" - Configuration string for disabling specific commands or the complete Naviate Architecture ribbon panel.
ETAB="disabledcommands" - Configuration string for disabling specific commands or the complete Naviate Electrical ribbon panel.
HTAB="disabledcommands" - Configuration string for disabling specific commands or the complete Naviate HVAC & Plumbing ribbon panel.
STAB="disabledcommands" - Configuration string for disabling specific commands or the complete Naviate Structure ribbon panel.
FATAB="disabledcommands" - Configuration string for disabling specific commands or the complete Naviate Fire & Acoustics ribbon panel.
INSTALLDIR=”path” - Program installation path
INSTALLDIR_CONTENT=”path” - Content installation path
INSTALLLEVEL=200 - Will install ALL country content packs
UPDATEMODE=0|2 - Disables (0) or enables (2) the UpdateManager. Default is 2.
REVITCFG=0|1 - Disables (0) or enables (1) update of the global Revit configuration. Default is 1.
Disable ribbon panel parameters
The GENTAB, ATAB, ETAB, HTAB, STAB and FATAB command line parameters adds the possibility to already at install time turn off:
The parameter values are built up as a list of semicolon separated items:
Each item is first the panel name, then between brackets a comma-separated list with commands to turn off. Note that:
GENTAB="Collaboration" (without the brackets) will turn off the complete Collaboration panel.
ATAB=* will turn of the complete Architecture Tab.
It is not necessary to write the complete name of the panel and/or command. A freetext match is made to find items to disable. This means that for example:
...is equal to...
GENTAB="Naviate General - Collaboration[BCF Manager];Naviate General - Documentation"
The COMPANY, NAME, EMAIL, PHONE and LANG parameters are, except when updating, mandatory.
The licensing parameters are optional. If no parameter is specified, Trial will be used.
The disable ribbon panel parameters are all optional. If no parameters are specified, all commands are enabled.
The installdir... and install level parameters are optional and only for advanced users who know what they are doing!
Post-install modification of the installed Naviate product
It is possible to modify the installation after the initial installation. If you for instance need to change the license type, or add another country-specific content pack, open up the Windows Add/Remove Programs dialog and select to Modify (Win 7) / Change (Win 10) the desired Naviate product. Step through the installation dialog sequence and adjust the setup as desired.
Modifying the installation implies changing the machine settings and therfore requires administrative user rights.
If you change the file content of the installation, for instance by adding an extra county-specific content pack, Windows Installer will ask for the original installation files.
If you change the license type from local to network and have an activated local license on the workstation, don't forget to return it to the Symetri Naviate license server!
The license system prefers local licenses before network licenses, so even if you change the license type in the setup, the local license will be used as long as it is valid.
Local license return is easily accomplished using the Local License Return function in the Symetri Naviate Start menu.
Updates are normally downloaded and installed by the user, through the built-in UpdateManager in Naviate. If central administration of updates are preferred instead, follow these steps:
In order to enforce proper installation of the Naviate products a number of custom system and configuration tests are run. When running manual installation you will receive a message when any of the tests fails. When running scripted installation, messages are written to the log file if logging is active (see the Microsft documentation for msiexec.exe) and the installation will generally terminate. The following custom tests are performed: