CAD Import / Export

CAD Import and Export

Accelerate design, save time and development costs, and increase productivity by converting CAD data into a format that meets your design needs using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

 

CAD Import and Export Overview

SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format or to export SOLIDWORKS data to other CAD products.

Import and export in multiple data formats:

3D XML IFC
3DS IGES
3MF JPG
ACIS OBJ
Adobe® Illustrator® Parasolid®
AMF ProEngineer®
PRC Adobe Photoshop®
PDF PSD (Adobe Photoshop)
Autodesk Inventor® Rhino
Autodsk Mechanical Desktop® SAT (ACIS®)
CADKEY® Solid Edge®
CATIA® Graphics STEP
CGR (CATIA graphics) STL
DWG™ TIFF
DXF™ Unigraphics®
HCG (CATIA highly compressed graphics) VDA-FS
HSF (Hoops) VRML
IDF

Also available:

  • Optional CATIA V5 Import
  • Import and export ECAD formats: IDF, ProStep* (IDX), PADS* (ASC)
  • Import and export AEC formats: IFC formats

3D CAD Capabilities

3D Solid Modeling
Large Assembly Design
Sheet Metal Design
Weldments
Plastic and Cast Part Design
Mold Design
Electrical Cable Harness and Conduit Design
Piping and Tubing Design
CAD Import/Export