CAD File Conversion Overview

Often the CAD data you need to use exists in a format that is not directly compatible with your design system. Since designers use different tools, and because older versions are constantly being replaced with new ones, it is important that your design software can translate data “from” and “to” other design and manufacturing tools.

SOLIDWORKS provides a variety of translators with broad capability to import and export file data, enabling you to work with a wide range of suppliers and customers. Speed your product development by easily converting data to “intelligent” SOLIDWORKS CAD geometry from existing data (both 2D and 3D) and modify the geometry and even create many new designs based on the initial design. Solidworks file conversion capabilities include: