Naviate for Revit webinar

Sustainable buildings for sustainable futures - Naviate Zero webinar

This is a recorded webinar held February 26 2024 on Naviate Zero, a solution that lets you evaluate material selection CO2 emissions directly in Autodesk Revit.



  • 00:01 About Naviate
  • 01:14 Agenda for the webinar
  • 01:23 Our mission and sustainable construction
  • 02:36 What is Life Cycle Assessment
  • 05:29 Introducion to Naviate Zero
  • 07:04 Feature: Project Settings
  • 08:04 Feature: Select and Filter Elements
  • 10:38 Feature: Find and Apply Resources
  • 13:46 Feature: View and Compare Details
  • 15:31 Feature: Visualize and Document CO2e
  • 17:51 Feature: Export to One Click LCA
  • 19:30 Naviate Zero and One Click LCA - what is done where
  • 21:56 Naviate Ideation Portal - your contribution to better solutions
  • 22:27 How to get a 30 day free trial
  • 22:55 Industry Drivers for sustainability
  • 23:55 Q&A: Can Naviate Zero Export data to .csv or .xlsx without the need to go via OneClick LCA?
  • 24:28 Q&A: How do Naviate Zero manage existing building structure?
  • 25:32 Q&A: Can you change the pie charts coloring to be company specific?
  • 26:12 Q&A: Is the carbon cost of transport included in any calculations?
  • 27:03 Q&A: Does Naviate have its own LCA function?
  • 27:34 Q&A: Can Naviate Zero show graphics for kilo CO2 m2?
  • 28:41 Q&A: What is Naviate Zero's licensing model?
  • 29:25 Q&A: Can we use Naviate Zero for refurbishment projects or only for new buildings?
  • 30:13 Q&A: What constraints are there to what can be calculated in Revit when computing volume and area?
  • 31:37 Q&A: Are the resources based on each material layer in for instance a wall or is it the complete composite?
  • 32:48 Q&A: Where does Naviate Zero sit relative to the existing One Click Revit plug-in?
  • 34:22 Q&A: Can parameters created with Naviate Zero be extracted and used in customized schedules?


A: Naviate Zero saves the embodied carbon calculation to Revit parameters, which can be exported using the built-in tools in Revit for CSV or as Excel by using Naviate Accelerate.

A: Naviate Zero supports Revit phases, and specific element types can be excluded from the calculation if needed.

A: In the current release of Naviate Zero, the pie chart colors in calculation are fixed.

A: Naviate Zero calculates the embedded carbon cost based on A1-A3. The cost of transportation is included in A4, and a tool like OneClick LCA is needed to include this in the calculation.

A: Naviate Zero calculates the embedded carbon based on A1-A3 information from resources. A solution like OneClick LCA is needed to perform a whole life cycle assessment. All data added using Naviate Zero can be reused in LCA.

Naviate Zero does not support this, as disciplines usually work separately in a file, and we would need to show the full results, not per projects. We can see the value if the overall project has a goal to reach, so we are looking into how this can be solved in future versions.

A: Naviate Zero uses a named user license. Users and licenses can be self-administered using my.symetri portal.

A: Naviate Zero can be used for refurbishment projects using Revit phases, and specific element types can be excluded from the calculation if needed.

A: Naviate Zero calculates the embedded carbon based on the length and number of piece of elements. Area and volume is calculated based on the area and volume of materials. All areas and volumes that can be reported into a schedule by Revit is supported.

A: Naviate Zero allows for adding resources to element types or individual materials within the type. When assigning resources in the "Apply resources" tool, the selection can be made.

A: Naviate Zero is a tool designed for Revit operators who may not deeply understand LCA. With its simplified element selection, detailed resource filtering, comparison features, and built-in calculations, Naviate Zero makes it easy to include resource selection as a seamless part of the everyday model design process, rather than a separate task. Naviate Zero saves the result within Revit; other users do not need a license to review the data.

A: Naviate Zero stores the calculation result, data source, and source number in Revit parameters. These can be used in customized schedules with other parameters.