Highly Compressed Graphics Files

The Highly Compressed Graphics (HCG) translator exports SOLIDWORKS documents as Highly Compressed Graphics files.

HCG files, used by CATIA® in CATweb, are optimized for transmission over the Web. You can export only parts and assemblies with the HCG translator.

The exported files contain graphical information only; you cannot edit these files.

To export a SOLIDWORKS document as an HCG file:

  1. With a SOLIDWORKS part or assembly document open, click File > Save As.
  2. Optional: 3DEXPERIENCE Users: If the Save As New dialog box appears, click Save to This PC.
  3. In the dialog box, set Save as type to HCG (*.hcg).
  4. Type the file name in the File name box, and click Save.