Navisworks Interface Solutions

Autodesk Navisworks is a comprehensive project review software that facilitates 3D coordination, 4D planning, photorealistic visualization, dynamic simulation, and accurate analysis. It's designed to integrate various model types created by software such as AutoCAD, Revit, and Inventor. Navisworks serves as a platform to accelerate project review and management processes. Navisworks can be customized to specific needs through its API.

Navisworks supports a vast array of file formats, allowing users to open and interact with nearly all CAD file types, among others, even without the native applications installed. Some of the supported formats include:

  • Navisworks formats (nwd, nwf, nwc)
  • 3D Studio (3ds, prj)
  • CATIA (model, session, exp, dlv3, CATPart, CATProduct)
  • Autodesk DWG/DXF (dwg, dxf)
  • Inventor (ipt, iam, ipj)
  • Revit (rvt, rfa, rte)
  • SketchUp (skp)
  • SolidWorks (prt, sldprt, asm, sldasm)
  • SolidEdge
  • And many others such as IFC, STEP, and STL files.

Our Expertise

  • Navisworks Training and Support
  • Navisworks extension development and interfaces to external data soruces


Our Solutions

  • The SDNF-Reader is based on the standard SDNF Steel (Steel Detailing neutral format), the SDNF-Reader allows you to import Steel detailing models in Navisworks.
  • The Isometric-Reader allows you to import Isometrics in Navisworks without the need to have the source CAD system. Please get in touch with us for further details 
  • The Document Creator is a plug-in for Navisworks create reports and excel data sheets from the currently selected items. The application can be selected from a list of elements (such as BOMs, attribute lists, etc.) or a series of data sheets generate.
  • ExternalLink-Creator: External File link enables automatic and static linking elements with files (eg data sheets of components). Optimal for publishing Navisworks models with file associations. An installation at the recipient is not required.
  • File Batch Utility: Automate and optimize your workflow
  • Automatic conversion of various systems to Navisworks format like PDS, MicroStation or AutoCAD. Conversion of a defined folders and sub-folders is possible. About the batch functionality can use the Windows Task planner models automatically converted. The output can be used as a file or NWC NWD file (assuming publishers). 
  • The Aveva Exporter is a software package, which makes it possible for you to transfer Aveva models to Navisworks in perfect quality, including all attributes and hierarchies.
  • The STL-exporter is a software package which allows you to transfer 3D models from AVEVA and any other format supported by Navisworks into the STL format
  • The VRML-exporter is a software package which allows you to transfer 3D models from AVEVA and any other format supported by Navisworks into the VRML format.

Here you can find an overview of the industry standards and file formats we use.