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Supported File Formats

The Basic, the Advanced, and the Premium version differ in the file formats that they support. They all offer the same features for viewing and analyzing 3D models and 2D drawings. The 3D-NativeCAD Converter is only included in the Premium version of 3D-Tool CAD viewer.

Formats and Versions







CATIA V6, R2013 - R2020, with PMI display
(*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.cgr, *.3dxml)
CGR and 3DXML not supported by Converter

CATIA V5, V5R8 - V5-6R2020, with PMI display
(*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.cgr, *.3dxml)
CGR and 3DXML not supported by Converter

CATIA V4, 4.1.9 - 4.2.4
(*.model, *.exp, *.session)

Pro/Engineer, Creo,  16 - Creo 6.0, with PMI display
(*.prt, *.asm , *.xpr, *.xas)

Autodesk Inventor, 6 - 2020
(*.ipt off Inventor 6, *.iam off Inventor 11)

SolidWorks, 98 - 2020, with PMI display for 2014 and newer
(*.sldasm, sldprt)
SolidWorks 2015 and newer requires 3D-Tool 64bit

SolidEdge, 18 - 2020
(*.par, *.psm, *.asm)

UG/Siemens NX, 11 - 18, NX - NX 1872, with PMI display

JT, V8.x - V10.3 (*.jt), with PMI display for V10.2 and newer

DWG, 2.5 - 2020 (*.dwg)

DXF, 2.5 - 2020 (*.dxf)

STEP files (*.stp, *.step, *.stpZ)

IGES files (*.igs, *.iges)

VDA files (*.vda)

SAT files (*.sat)

PARASOLID files  (*.x_t; *.x_b)

STL files (*.stl)

VRML1, VRML2 files (*.wrl)

Render files (*.slp)

PLY files (*.ply)

XGL files (*.xgl *.zgl)

OBJ files (*.obj)

3DS files (*.3ds *prj *.pli)

ASC files (*.asc)

Inventor files (*.iv)

3D-Tool files (*.ddd)

3D-Tool EXE files (*.exe)


CATIA V6 drawing files, R2013 - R2020 (*.CATDrawing)

CATIA V5 drawing files, V5R8 - V5-6R2020 (*.CATDrawing)

SolidWorks drawing files, 2013 - 2020 (*.slddrw)
SolidWorks 2015 and newer requires 3D-Tool 64bit

DXF files (*.dxf)

DWG files, up to DWG 2018  (*.dwg)

HPGL files (*.plt, *.plo, *.hpg)

Output file formats

3D-Tool EXE (*.exe), 3D and 2D data incl. Viewer

3D-Tool files (*.ddd), 3D and 2D data

3D-PDF files (*.pdf) triangulated 3D models

CATIA V5 files, V5R15 - V5-6R2020 (*.CATpart, *.CATproduct)

CATIA V4 files (*.model)

STEP files (*.stp), 3D-STEP models

IGS files (*.igs), 3D-IGES models

VDA files (*.vda), 3D-VDA models

SAT/SAB files, V7 - R2020 (*.sat,  *.sab), 3D-SAT models

X_T files, V12 - V31 (*.x_t), 3D-X_T models

STL files (*.stl), triangulated 3D models

VRML 2.0 files (*.wrl), triangulated 3D-models

PLY files (*.ply), triangulated 3D models

3D-Studio files (*.3ds), triangulated 3D models

OBJ files (*.obj), triangulated 3D model

U3D files (*.u3d), triangulated 3D models