What is a .NWF File And How To Open It – Autodesk

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Have you came across a file with the .nwf extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .nwf file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .NWF file?

The .NWF file extension is from Navisworks File Set. The creator of this file extension is Autodesk. This CAD software file is in binary format.

What to know

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

How to open a .NWF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .NWF file on various operating systems.

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .nwf file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk Navisworks software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Autodesk Navisworks.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NWF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk Navisworks software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NWF file?

If you cannot open the .NWF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NWF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nwm – Sony, .nwm – Nisus, .nwo – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, .nwp – Perion, .nwp – Autodesk. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


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