CAD File Formats

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AutoCAD® (.dwg, 3D only) 2016, 2017Yes
Inventor® (.ipt, .iam) 2016, 2017Yes
PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm) 2.0-4.0Yes
PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® (.prt, .asm) Wildfire 4.0, 5.0; PTC® Creo® Elements/Pro 5.0Yes
Revit® and Revit® Architecture (.rvt) 2016, 2017Yes
Solid Edge® (.par, .asm) ST8, ST9Yes
SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm) 2016, 2017Yes
Modify via Linked CAD System
AutoCAD® (.dwg, 3D only) 2016, 2017Yes
Inventor® (.ipt, .iam) 2016, 2017Yes
PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm) 2.0-4.0Yes
PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® (.prt, .asm) Wildfire 4.0, 5.0; PTC® Creo® Elements/Pro 5.0Yes
Revit® and Revit® Architecture (.rvt) 2016, 2017Yes
Solid Edge® (.par, .asm) ST8, ST9Yes
SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm) 2016, 2017Yes
Read from File, CAD
ACIS® (.sat, .sab, .asat, .asab) up to 2017 1.01YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AutoCAD® (.dwg) versions 2.5-20162YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AutoCAD® DXF (.dxf, 2D) up to R14Yes
AutoCAD® DXF (.dxf, 3D) versions 2.5-20162YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CATIA® V5 (.CATPart, .CATProduct) R8-R25, 20163YesYes
COMSOL Native Format (.mphtxt, .mphbin)Yes
IGES (.igs, .iges) up to version 5.3YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Inventor® assemblies (.iam) versions 11, 2008-20172YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Inventor® parts (.ipt) versions 6-11, 2008-20172YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
NX® (.prt) up to version 114YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Parasolid® (.x_t, .xmt_txt, .x_b, .xmt_bin) up to V29.1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm) versions 1.0-3.0YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® (.prt, .asm) versions 16 to Wildfire 5.0YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm) versions 98-20172YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
STEP (.step, 3D geometry only) AP203, AP214YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
STL (.stl)Yes
VRML, v1 (.vrml, .wrl)Yes
Read from File, ECAD
GDSII (.gds)Yes
NETEX-G (.asc)Yes
ODB++(X) (.xml)Yes
ODB++® (.zip, .tar, .tgz, .tar.gz)Yes
Read from File, Geographic Information System (GIS)
Digital Elevation Map (DEM)Yes
Write to File
ACIS® (.sat, .sab) R4, R7, and 2016 1.0YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
COMSOL Native Format (.mphtxt, .mphbin)Yes
DXF (.dxf, 2D only)Yes
Parasolid® (.x_t, x_b) V29.1YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
STL (.stl)Yes
  1. File import of the ACIS® file format up to version 2017 1.0 is available only on a supported Windows® operating system or macOS. File import of the ACIS® file format up to version 2016 1.0 is available on all supported operating systems.
  2. File import of the AutoCAD®, Inventor®, and SOLIDWORKS® file formats is available only on a supported Windows® operating system.
  3. Requires all indicated products. The File Import for CATIA® V5 add-on to the CAD Import Module, Design Module, and LiveLink™ products for CAD is only available for Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 10.
  4. File import of the NX™ file format up to version 11 is available only on a supported Windows® operating system. File import of the NX™ file format up to version 10 is available only on a supported Windows® or Linux® operating system.