Files with the nwf extension can be mainly found as 3D model graphics used by the Autodesk NavisWorks software. A proprietary format without backwards compatibility.

There is one other file type using
the NWF file extension!

nwf file icon.nwf - Nero WaveEditor file

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NWF file extension - NavisWorks project file

What is nwf file? How to open nwf files?

File type specification:

3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type icon 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE file type

The nwf file extension is used for a 3D model format used by NavisWorks software, such as JetStream Roamer (also known simply as NavisWorks), a program that was meant to complement other CAD, like AutoCAD or Microstation.

The company was acquired by AutoDesk in 2007 and the software was probably incorporated into the company software portfolio.

NWF is one of the proprietary formats used by NavisWorks. An .nwf file contains links to the original native files  together with Autodesk Navisworks-specific data, such as review markups. No model geometry is saved with this file format; this makes NWF format considerably smaller in size than an NWD format.

NWF format is not backwards compatible, which means you cannot open newer version of an .nwf file in older NavisWorks program. However NavisWorks is able to save to two previous versions of the format. 

The default software associated to nwf file type:

Autodesk NavisWorks picture or screenshot

Autodesk, Inc. logo Autodesk NavisWorks  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk NavisWorks is project review software for 3D coordination, 4D planning, photorealistic visualization, dynamic simulation, and accurate analysis. With Autodesk Navisworks project review software, you can collaborate, coordinate, and communicate more effectively to reduce problems during design and construction.

Help how to open NWF files:

Autodesk NavisWork can open *.nwf files only if they have same version as the format is not backwards compatible.

How to convert file with extension NWF:

NavisWorks probably can exports its own projects (*.nwf) to some exchange or publishing formats.

Find conversions from nwf file:

nwf to nwd

Find converter to nwf file type:

mp3 to nwf

nwd to nwf

List of software applications associated to the .nwf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open nwf file, edit nwf file, convert nwf file, view nwf file, play nwf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the nwf files.

  • Open nwf file
  • Save nwf file
  • Edit nwf file
  • Create nwf file

Software that open nwf file - NavisWorks project file

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Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with nwf file by default:
Autodesk NavisWorks
Other suggested software:
JetStream Roamer

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