Autodesk Navisworks

Design insight and construction predictability to improve productivity and quality


Autodesk® Navisworks® software solutions enable project design, engineering, and construction professionals to unite contributions into a single building or process plant model. Team members reliably combine and share detailed 3D design models of any size or format for review. Navisworks Manage can be found in the Autodesk industry collections.

Autodesk Navisworks project review products are at the heart of AEC building information modeling (BIM) and plant design workflows. They facilitate coordinated real-time visualization for validation, simulation, and analysis of 3D design project performance.

The Autodesk Navisworks family comprises three 3D design project review products and a free viewer application:

Autodesk® Navisworks® Freedom software

The free* viewer for NWD and 3D DWF™ files. Use Navisworks Freedom to extend the whole-project view to all project stakeholders, helping to improve communication and collaboration. Multi-disciplinary models created in building information modeling (BIM), digital prototype (DP), and process plant design applications can be combined into a single integrated project model and published into the NWD format using Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage or Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate software. The published file provides access to model hierarchy, object properties, and embedded review data, including viewpoints, animations, redlines, and comments.

Autodesk® Navisworks® Review software

Extends access to existing design data to drive insight and predictability to improve productivity and project quality. Combine 3D design data created in building information modeling (BIM) applications—such as the Revit ® family of products—with geometry and information created with other design tools for real-time visualization and collaborative review, regardless of file size or format. Dynamic navigation and an intuitive review toolkit improve understanding of even the most complex 3D models. Entire project models can be published and freely* viewed in NWD and 3D DWF™ file formats to provide valuable digital assets during and after construction.

Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage software

Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage software is a comprehensive project review solution that supports coordination, analysis, and communication of design intent and constructability. Multidisciplinary design data created in a broad range of Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital prototype, and process plant design applications can be combined into a single integrated project model. Interference management tools help design and construction professionals anticipate and minimize potential problems before construction begins, helping to reduce expensive delays and rework. Navisworks® Manage is integrated with Autodesk® BIM 360™ Glue® software to help connect the entire project team and streamline BIM project review and coordination workflows. The software combines model coordination with project quantities and schedule to deliver simulation and quantification features, including analysis of time and cost. Entire project models can be published and freely* viewed using Autodesk® Navisworks® Freedom software.

Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate software

Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate software provides advanced tools for 5D simulation and powerful features to help you better communicate project information. Comprehensive schedule, quantification, animation, and visualization capabilities assist users in demonstrating design intent and simulating construction, helping to improve insight and predictability. Real-time navigation combines with review toolsets to support collaboration among the project team.

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software.