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Parasolid Files (*.x_t, *.x_b)

  • Data exported to or imported from Parasolid format retains its color when displayed in Shaded mode.

  • Component names in assemblies are retained for both import and export.

  • The Parasolid translator does not support the import or export of point data.

  • The Parasolid translator supports import and export of curves and wireframes.


  • The Parasolid translator imports Parasolid text files or binary files as SolidWorks documents.

  • The Parasolid translator imports files with the extension .x_t, .x_b, .xmt_txt, or .xmt_bin.


The Parasolid translator exports SolidWorks part or assembly documents as Parasolid text files or binary files. Binary files are smaller than text files, but binary files are not supported in some target applications.

If you export a SolidWorks assembly document that has hidden or suppressed components to a Parasolid text or binary file, a dialog box appears asking if you want to resolve these components.

The Parasolid translator includes export options.

Version Information

The Parasolid translator supports all Parasolid versions up to and including version 19.1.


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