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3D-Tool Version 16
3D/2D CAD Viewer and Converter

Home of the 3D-Tool 3D and 2D CAD viewer and 3D converter

In modern companies, many processes in development, assembly, work preparation and quality assurance can be sustainably improved if 3D models are usedFind out more...

Dynamic visualization of 3D CAD models

Dynamic 3D and 2D representation without an expensive CAD system

With 3D-Tool you do not need an expensive CAD workstation to estimate production costs, e.g. in toolmakingFind out more...

3D-Viewer featuring professional measurement funtions including tooling and wall thickness analysis

Analysis and measurement of 3D models and 2D drawings

Use 3D-Tool Premium as a universal and flexible interface between your CAD program and the different format requirements of your customers and suppliersFind out more...

Convert CATIA, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Creo, AutoCAD, Inventor, Rhino, DWG - files

Data exchange between CAD programs

Dynamic 3D and 2D Viewing without CAD System

CAD viewer with an intuitive and modern interface in German, English, French, Korean, Spanish

Viewer for DWG, CATIA, and SolidWorks - Drawings

With 3D-Tool you print drawings true to scale, edit or delete drawing elements and add dimensions and markups.

The 3D-Tool CAD-Viewer supports 2D drawings in the formats DXF, DWG, HPGL and, in the Premium version, also drawings from CATIA and SolidWorks.

3D CAD collaboration via the free 3D-Tool Viewer or 3D-PDF

Presentation and Documentation

With just a few clicks you can create and save detailed 3D views of your models for presentations and meetings as well as for printouts and images.

Parts and assemblies can be hidden, made transparent or shown in different render modes. Cross-sections and exploded views can be combined and even animated.

3D-Tool also generates user-defined reports (BOM, model overview, dimensions, weights) in PDF, RTF and HTML format.

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Measure and Analyze 3D Models

The CAD Viewer as Information Tool

With 3D-Tool you accelerate and simplify the estimation of manufacturing costs and the creation of offers.

The model information tool with material database provides dimensions, surface, volume, weight and center of mass of parts and assemblies quickly and easily. 3D-Tool Premium also supports the display of product manufacturing information (PMI).

3D tools for measuring distances, angles, radii, wall thicknesses and free spaces

Tooling and Wallthinkness Analyses

You do not need an expensive CAD workstation to estimate the production costs, e.g. in toolmaking.

Use 3D-Tool analysis and information:

  • The Tooling Analysis calculates draft angles, mold cavities, undercuts and the projected area.
  • The Wall Thickness Analysis creates wall thickness heatmaps using the single beam and sphere method.
  • The Model Compare tool shows the differences between two models.

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Data Exchange / CAD Interoperability

3D-Tool supports STEP, IGES, VDA, SAT, Parasolid, CATIA, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Creo, Inventor and Rhino

The 3D-NativeCAD Converter

Use 3D-Tool Premium as a universal and flexible interface between your CAD program and the different format requirements of your customers and suppliers.

The 3D-NativeCAD Converter allows the conversion of 3D models from the most important CAD systems into the 3D exchange formats STEP, IGES, Parasolid X_T, VDA and SAT.

3D-Tool Basic, Advanced and Premium

3D-Tool Premium and the 3D-NativeCAD Converter


With a basic license, the viewer opens simple 3D visualization formats such as STL, 3DS, OBJ, PLY and VRML, as well as 2D drawings in DWG, DXF and HPGL formats.


With an Advanced license, the 3D exchange formats STEP, IGES, VDA, SAT and Parasolid can be opened.


With a premium license you get high-performance interfaces and the 3D-NativeCAD converter. The premium interfaces support native 3D models from CATIA, Siemens NX, Creo, Inventor, SolidEdge, SolidWorks, Rhino and AutoCAD, as well as the 3D exchange formats STEP, IGES, VDA, SAT, Parasolid and JT.


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