Increasingly, projects are being designed in 3D rather than 2D. As a result, we’re beginning to see digital models in all forms from a variety of different firms. We now regularly receive 3D model files from architects and engineers. We also see 3D shop drawings from sheetmetal contractors, electricians, and fire sprinkler contractors.
As a program originating in the UK, Autodesk Navisworks defaults to meters as its initial unit display. For first-time users based in the US, creating a point-to-point or spot coordinate measurement with meters as the default can be a bit disconcerting.