Files with nwd extension can be found as snapshots created in NavisWorks. These files are made from nwf format using the publish function.

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Software that open nwd file

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NWD file extension - NavisWorks snapshot

What is nwd file? How to open nwd files?

File type specification:

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

File extension nwd is probably best known for its use in NavisWorks software.

NaviWorks Publisher creates compressed and secure NavisWorks .nwd review files that are faithful to the original native 3D data from which they are created. These files are very small, as they compress the CAD data by up to 80% of the original size.

NWD format is essentially a snapshot of NWF format at the time of Publishing. It saves all the geometry, overrides, transforms, viewpoints, clash data, everything. Once saved, you can not go back to NWF.

To publish an NWD snapshot use the Output TabPublishNWD.

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

Updated: November 21, 2023

The default software associated to open nwd file:

Autodesk NavisWorks picture or screenshot

Autodesk, Inc. logoAutodesk 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:

Autodesk NaviWorks can work with *.nwd files and open them.

How to convert:

Use compatible apps to convert *.nwd files to other formats.

Find conversions from nwd file:

nwd to dwg

nwd to nwf

nwd to obj

nwd to pdf

nwd to spx

Find converter to nwd file type:

nwc to nwd

nwf to nwd

List of software applications associated to the .nwd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open nwd file, edit nwd file, convert nwd file, view nwd file, play nwd 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 nwd files.

Software that open nwd file - NavisWorks snapshot

Programs supporting the exension nwd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open nwd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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

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