# Data Links

Data Links is a powerful tool that provides the ability to bring in related information from external data sources and be displayed within the Navisworks model.

With compatibility to XLS, MDB or ODBC Data Sources, companies can now further extend the amount of information included in a BIM Model inside of Autodesk Navisworks. The external information and properties are then displayed in a user defined properties tab, which sits within the Navisworks interface. All fields within this properties tab are re-writable which provides the option to re-save or export back to the original data source via Excel or preferably MDB.