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ODA Adds Navisworks Export Support in BimNv SDK

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, USA, Mar 29, 2022 – Open Design Alliance (ODA), provider of complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM, announced the availability of export support for Autodesk Navisworks files from its BimNv SDK (Software Development Kit).

BimNv SDK is an independent, standalone solution for reading, visualizing and creating Autodesk Navisworks files.

“Our new export capability supports the creation of Navisworks files with no dependencies on the native Navisworks application,” said Neil Peterson, ODA President. “We offer C++ and .NET APIs, and our solution is available on Windows, Mac and Linux.

“Client applications can create Navisworks files from arbitrary 3D geometry, or from Autodesk® Revit®, IFC, DGN or DWG models. Models of different formats can also be combined prior to export, for example a Revit model and an IFC model can be combined into a single view, and then saved as a Navisworks file. It’s a convenient, powerful and flexible solution.”

IFC file
Navisworks file created by ODA BimNv SDK from an IFC model

Navisworks export from BimNv supports the following features:

  • Full set of Navisworks geometry
  • Model hierarchy
  • Object properties
  • Materials

Availability and Pricing

Navisworks export is available in BimNv version 23.1 and later. BimNv is an optional component available for purchase by Sustaining and higher level ODA members.

Pricing for ODA memberships and components can be found at

About Open Design Alliance

ODA develops complete interoperability solutions for CAD and BIM. Our SDKs provide data access, creation, visualization, web collaboration and publishing for a wide range of engineering file formats. ODA is supported by more than 1200 member companies, including software developers, manufacturers, government entities, AEC firms, major retailers and other organizations spread across every engineering discipline. For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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