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NWF File Extension

Navisworks Format Set
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What is NWF file?

NWF is a file extension commonly associated with Navisworks Format Set files. Autodesk defined the Navisworks Format Set format standard. NWF files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. NWF file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling NWF files is Navisworks, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Software named Navisworks was created by Autodesk, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and NWF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support NWF file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NWF files. NWF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NWF file

How to open file with NWF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NWF files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Navisworks Format Set files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Navisworks

Install software to open NWF file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NWF files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Navisworks or one of the recommended programs (for example, JetStream Roamer) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Navisworks website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Navisworks to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NWFYou still cannot access NWF files although Navisworks is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Navisworks cannot handle files with NWF may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Navisworks.

Step 3. Associate Navisworks Format Set files with Navisworks

After installing Navisworks (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NWF files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with NWF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NWF file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Navisworks installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NWF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NWF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with NWF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NWF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the NWF for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NWF file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check NWF file for viruses
1. Verify that the NWF in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NWF file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NWF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the NWF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with NWF extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Navisworks Format Set file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Navisworks

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with NWF extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Navisworks Format Set files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NWF files.

Conversion of a NWF file

File Conversions from NWF extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to NWF file
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