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FARO® Knowledge Base

Supported CAD Import/Export File Formats for CAM2


As of CAM2® 2018.10, “premium” CAD formats are no longer sold separately, and now supports direct import of all major CAD formats at no additional cost. This delivers confidence knowing that any file from any proprietary source can be read directly into CAM2.

The ability to directly load the native CAD file also improves the fidelity of the resulting CAD data that is used in CAM2 as it eliminates a common double translation to and from open CAD formats, which can be the cause of many surface issues.

CAM2 supports the import/export of the following CAD formats:

Vendor File Type Extensions Supported Versions Import Export Premium Translator
(pre Ver. 2018.10)
Open Formats IGES *.igs; *.iges Versions 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 X X  
PRC *.prc All versions X    
STEP *.stp; *.step; *.stpz AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP 242 X X  
STL *.stl   X X  
VDA-FS *.vda Versions 1, 2 X X  
Dassault Systèmes ACIS *.sab; *.sat Up to 2019 X   X
CATIA V4 *.model; *.session; *.dlv; *.exp Up to 4.2.5 X   X
CATIA V5 *.CATProduct; *.CATPart; *.CATDrawing; *.CATShape; *.cgr; *.3dxml Up to V5-6 R2019 (R29) X   X
CATIA V6 *.3dxml Up to V5-6 R2019 (R29) X   X
Solidworks *.sldasm; *.sldprt From 97 up to 2020 X   X
Autodesk Inventor *.ipt; *.iam Up to 2020 X   X
AutoCAD 3D *.dwg; *.dxf Up to AutoCAD 2019 X    
PTC Creo *.asm; *.neu; *.prt; *.xas; *.xpr Pro/Engineer 19.0 to Creo 6.0 X   X
Siemens I-deas *.mf1; *.arc; *.unv; *.pkg Up to 13.x (NX 5), NX, I-deas 6 X    
JT *.jt Up to v10.2 X   X
NX *.prt V11.0 to NX 12.0 and 1872 X   X
Parasolid *.x_b; *.x_t; *.xmt; *.xmt_txt Up to v31.1 X X  
Solid Edge *.asm; *.par; *.pwd; *.psm V19 - 20, ST - ST10, 2020 X    
Rhinoceros Rhino3D *.3dm Versions 4, 5 and 6 X    


See Also



CAD file conversion, converter, CAD compatibility, CAM2

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