In order to link the Navisworks file into Revit version 2018 or later, follow the steps below: Click Insert tab Link panel (Coordination Model). In the Coordination Model dialogue, click Add. Navigate to the target NWD or NWC file, select it, and click Open.
To Export NWC Files from Revit
- In Revit, click Add-Ins External Tools Autodesk Navisworks. …
- In the Export Scene As dialog box, enter the name for the Autodesk Navisworks file, and browse to the desired storage location.
- Click Save to export the file, or Cancel to return to the application without exporting it.
Can I open NWD in Revit?
In Revit, link to the NWD file as follows: Click Insert tab – select Link panel, then Coordination Model. In the Coordination Model dialog, click Add. Navigate to the target NWD, select it and click Open, then click OK.
How do you explode a NWD file in Revit?
You can explode imported DWG 3D solid (not Polymesh) geometry in the Family Editor environment.
- Select the import symbol.
- Click Modify | Imports in Families tab Import Instance panel Explode drop-down (Partial Explode) or (Full Explode). The 3D solids are now preserved as free form elements.
Navisworks is one of the flagship BIM solutions offered in the AEC Collection that serves design and construction users globally with the ability to holistically review integrated models and data for better control over project planning and outcomes.
Used primarily in construction industries to complement 3D design packages (such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and MicroStation), Navisworks allows users to open and combine 3D models; navigate around them in real-time (without the WASD possibility); and review the model using a set of tools including comments, redlining …
Combine design data created in AutoCAD and Revit software-based products and other applications with models created by other design tools. Then, view these files with Navisworks® Freedom viewer software.
Navisworks can work with models from Revit in 2 ways: opening a native NWC file exported from Revit, or opening a Revit model directly. Use settings in the Revit File Reader to control the contents of the NWC file exported from a Revit model.
Mike is correct as Navisworks Freedom can only open NWD and DWF files. Rather than open each NWC individually and save to an NWD, if you’d like an automated way to convert your NWC files to NWD files to be opened in Freedom, you can use the Batch Utility (Home > Tools > Batch Utility) in Navisworks.
What is a NWD file extension?
NWD is a computer-aided design (CAD) file developed by Navisworks. Files saved in the NWD file format are used to view 3D models, such as a building or structural designs. Like BIM suites, NWD files can also be used for analysis, such as clash detection and others.
How do I open a NWD file in AutoCAD?
AutoCAD and its vertical applications, including Plant 3D, allow you to import a Navisworks model into a drawing, improving coordination between applications. You can import either an NWC or NWD file. From the current drawing, select the tool located on the ribbon, Insert tab, Reference panel. Click Attach.