NWD File Extension

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What is NWD file?

Files with the NWD extension are generated by the Navisworks software used for purpose of browsing and analysing architectonic projects. Therefore, they are CAD files , which include such elements like: models, their surroundings, current view, observation points, animations, comments and other data.

Differences between NWD and NWF files

Both this formats have the same feature – they are used within Navisworks software, however, they differ substantially. NWF files contain only links to data within source files. NWD files on the other hand include implemented data of the source files, which renders those files independent in a way. In other words, NWD files function as exact images of the main project files.

Browsing and publishing NWD files

Those tasks are handled by separate applications constituting the Navisworks suite. The Navisworks Freedom can be used to browse files while for publishing, user can utilise the Navisworks Manage.

During process of publishing, additional data can be added – password, predefined expiry date or the „read only” attribute.

Additional information about NWD files

  1. All CAD project data are stored in a single NWD file.
  2. NWD files are used primarily to present models and to show conflicts occurring between projects.

Programs that support NWD file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the NWD file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the NWD file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the NWD file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the NWD file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the NWD file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the NWD file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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