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.
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.
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.
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.
You 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 The reason that Navisworks cannot handle files with NWF may be that the software is outdated.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.
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.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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