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What's new in Navisworks 2020

Navisworks® Simulate and Manage tools enable greater coordination, construction simulation, and whole-project analysis for integrated project review. Navisworks Manage includes advanced simulation and validation tools.

  • Publish to Assemble

    Publish models directly to Assemble software to use in downstream workflows.

  • BIM 360 issues integration (Preview)

    View, create, and respond to BIM 360 project issues from Navisworks.

  • Updated IFC file reader

    Utilize the same open source code from Revit to handle IFC files, with added hierarchy, Pset, and data enhancements.

  • New DGN file reader

    A new file loader for DGN adds more property support.

More features


  • BIM 360 integration

    Share data and workflows with BIM 360 projects.

  • BIM coordination with AutoCAD, Revit, and ReCap

    Open Navisworks files within AutoCAD, Revit, and ReCap.

  • Detect clashes and coordinate project models

    View clashes in context to help find and resolve conflicts. Only available in Navisworks Manage.

  • Supports 60+ file formats

    Navisworks supports more than 60 different third-party applications.

Model review

  • Aggregate data into a single model

    Combine design and construction data into a singular model.

  • Model simulation and animation

    Animate and interact with models.

  • BIM 360 shared views

    Create views and share using either Navisworks or BIM 360 Glue. (video: 1:06 min.)

  • Whole-team project review

    Provide equal access to explore the whole project view.

  • Publish and share NWD and DWF files

    Publish models in a distributable NWD or DWF file.

  • More streamlined collaboration

    Communicate design intent more effectively and encourage teamwork.

  • Measurement tools

    Quickly measure between points using face, snapping, axis locking, and quick zoom.

  • Redline tool

    Gain greater clarity and control when adding redlines.

Model simulation and analysis

  • 5D project scheduling includes time and cost

    Simulate 5D construction schedules and logistics.

  • Photorealistic model rendering

    Develop compelling 3D animations and imagery

  • Appearance profiler

    Add new depths of clarity by coloring project models based on their properties, and applying them to your entire project.

  • Smoother interaction with quantification data

    Add quantification from an aggregated model.

Project viewing

  • Cloud rendering

    Create renders for whole project models you can store and share in the cloud.

  • Real-time navigation

    Explore an integrated project model as it's built.

  • Highlighted section cutouts

    Visualize sections more easily, with cut plane highlighting now available.

  • Reality capture capabilities

    Work with enhanced point cloud integration.


  • Integrated quantification takeoff

    Supports 2D and 3D project measurement.

  • Quantification from PDF sheets

    Get support for 2D PDF sheets.