What is a .NWD File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .nwd extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .nwd file extension and how to open it.

What is a .NWD file?

The file extension .NWD is Navisworks Document. The development of this file was done by Autodesk. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a CAD software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .nwd file on 1 platform.

How to open a .NWD file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .NWD file on various operating systems.

How to open a .NWD file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .nwd file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk Navisworks software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk Navisworks.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NWD file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Autodesk Navisworks software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NWD file?

If you cannot open the .NWD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NWD file.nwdb – The Neat Company, .nwelicense – Nisus, .nwf – Autodesk, .nwm – Sony, .nwm – Nisus. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .NWD file with the Autodesk Navisworks program on Windows.