Autodesk® Navisworks® Freedom 2010 software is the free viewer for NWD files.
Autodesk Navisworks products can combine design data created with a variety of design tools, and then publish the entire model to NWD format including properties, comments, viewpoints and 4D playback.
Navisworks Freedom and the compact, secure, and streamable NWD file format give all project stakeholders access to the whole-project view. Quality is improved by enabling widespread real-time experience of entire design projects before they are real.
ViewCube.The ViewCube is an on-screen widget, shaped like a cube, that rotates as you orbit your 3D scene and provides you with feedback about your current camera viewing angle in relation to the model world.
SteeringWheels. SteeringWheels are task-based floating tool palettes that travel with the cursor to minimize tool access time. SteeringWheels provide access to different navigation tools grouped into various wheels depending on the navigation task and user skill level.
Button menus.In Autodesk Navisworks, some toolbar buttons exist in mutually-exclusive groups of which only one at a time can be selected. These buttons are now grouped under drop-down menus to improve accessibility and decrease screen clutter.
Artificial horizon. You can now place your model against a fixed artificial horizon so that it appears more realistic and does not float in mid air. The background of the 3D scene is split across the horizontal plane giving the effect of a sky and the ground. The resulting artificial horizon gives you an indication of your orientation in the 3D world.
Providing the Autodesk Navisworks team with an opportunity to notify you of updates and other noteworthy news.
- Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2010 is available for 64-bit installations.
- Manual override option allows you to specify the distance of Near and Far Clipping Planes.
- When entering invalid values in the Options Editor, you are notified of the error.
- Upgrades to the Autodesk Navisworks rendering engine (LADS) provide improved support for PNG transparencies and improved rendering consistency.
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