File Extension Library

.NWD File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: CAD Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .NWD files and how to open them?

Can't open .NWD file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .NWD file.

What is a .NWD file extension?

.NWD file extension is created by Autodesk. .NWD has been classified as CAD Files. The format of .NWD file is Binary.

.NWD is Navisworks Document

CAD file created by Navisworks, a program used for reviewing and simulating architectural designs; contains CAD models, camera viewpoints, animations, and user comments; used for presentations and for showing clashes between CAD designs.

Unlike .NWF files, which only store references to the source data files, NWD files include all source data files so the document can be viewed standalone. In this manner, NWD files act as a snapshot of the current project's file set.

You can view NWD files with Navisworks Freedom, and you can publish NWD files in Navisworks Manage by choosing File → Publish from the application menu. Both Freedom and Manage are included in the Navisworks suite.

List of all softwares that can open the Navisworks Document
Autodesk Navisworks

How to fix problems with .NWD files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .NWD files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .NWD file format
  2. You need to check the .NWD file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)