Navisworks project review software products enable architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to holistically review integrated models and data with stakeholders to gain better control over project outcomes. Project VUE Viewing for Autodesk Navisworks is our free technology preview of a Navisworks file reader that helps users import Intergraph Smart / Intergraph SmartPlant 3D models into Navisworks.
The technology preview for Project VUE Viewing for Autodesk Navisworks is set to expire on October 1, 2015.
We make technology previews available via Autodesk Labs so people can give us feedback. Most customers try them on test projects. If the technology preview works for them - great. If it does not work for them, no harm/no foul, since the customers are only playing with the technology on test projects. Since technology previews have an end date that is published at the onset of the technology preview, customers try them on projects that end before the technology preview ends. Technology previews have a specific end date so no one confuses them with perpetual functionality that is associated with a product offering or subscription service. In fact, technology previews are offered for free to everyone - Subscription customers, non-Subscription customers, and educational users alike. When the previews end, I don't have a way to re-activate them. It's not part of the Autodesk Labs process.
With regard to Project VUE Viewing for Autodesk Navisworks, the team is considering its options. It is quite possible that they will post a build that extends the technology preview so they can collect additional feedback.
Anticipation is alive in the lab.
Update: The Navisworks team has extended the technology preview to January 1, 2016. A new build is available for download from the Autodesk Labs project.