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Importing/Exporting SolidWorks Documents

You can import files to the SolidWorks software from other applications. You can export SolidWorks documents to a number of formats for use with other applications. For links to help on the various file types, see File Types. The following table displays the data translation methods available:

 

Parts

Assemblies

Drawings

 Application

Import

Export

Import

Export

Import

Export

3D XML

 

X

 

X

 

 

ACIS

X

X

X

X

 

 

Adobe Illustrator

X

X

 

X

X

X

Adobe Photoshop

X

X

X

X

X

X

Adobe Portable Document Format

 

X

 

X

 

X

Autodesk Inventor

X

 

X

 

 

 

CADKEY

X

 

X

 

 

 

CATIA Graphics

 X

X

 X

X

 

 

DXF/DWG files

X

 

 

 

X

X

DXF 3D

X

 

 X

 

 

 

SolidWorks eDrawings

 

X

 

X

 

X

Highly Compressed Graphics

 

X

 

X

 

 

HOOPS

 

X

 

X

 

 

IDF 2.0, 3.0
(CircuitWorks Lite)

X

 

 

 

 

 

IDF 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
(CircuitWorks)

 

X

X

X

 

 

IFC

X

X

X

X

IGES

X

X

X

X

 

 

JPEG

 

X

 

X

 

X

Mechanical Desktop

X

 

X

 

 

 

PADS (*.asc)
(CircuitWorks)

 

 X

X

 X

 

 

Parasolid

X

X

X

X

 

 

PDF

 

X

 

X

 

X

Pro/ENGINEER

X

 X

X

 X

 

 

ProStep EDMD (*.idx)
(CircuitWorks)

X

X

X

Rhino

X

 

 

 

 

 

ScanTo3D

X

X

 

 

 

 

Solid Edge

X

 

X

 

 

 

STEP

X

X

X

X

 

 

STL

 X

X

X 

X

 

 

TIFF

X

X

X

X

 

X

U3D

 

X

 

X

 

 

Unigraphics

X

 

X

 

 

 

VDAFS

X

X

 

 

 

 

Viewpoint

 

X

 

X

 

 

VRML

X

X

X

X

 

 

XPS

 

X

 

X

 

X

 Application

Import

Export

Import

Export

Import

Export

 

Parts

Assemblies

Drawings

 



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