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Visual Inspect

CAD Translator

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Supported File Formats for Visual Inspect CAD Translator

Overview

The Visual Inspect CAD Translator allows operators to convert 3D data into a highly compressed format for optimal data management in Visual Inspect. The CAD Translator supports a wide range of common CAD formats and the native formats of popular industry applications. See the table below for details on supported formats.

File Format File Extension File Version
3DXML *.3dxml 4.0 - 4.3
3MF *.3mf 1.1
ACIS *.sat, *.sab, *.asat, *.asab R1 - 2018 1.0
CATIA® V4 *.model, *.exp, *.session 4.1.9 - 4.2.4
CATIA® V5 *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CGR V5R8 - V5-6R2018
3DExperience® (CATIA® V6) *.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.CGR, *.3DXML Up to V6 R2018x
IFC *.ifc, *.ifczip IFC2x3, IFC4
IGES *.igs, *.iges Up to 5.3
Inventor® *.ipt (V6 - V2019)
*.iam (V11 - V2019)
V6 - V2019
JT™ *.jt JT 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x
MicroStation *.dgn V7 - V8
NX™ *.prt 11 - NX 12.0.0
Parasolid® *.x_t, *.xmt_txt, *.x_b, *.xmt_bin, *.p_b, *.xmp_bin, *.p_t, *.xmp_txt 9.0 - 30.0.198
Pro/ENGINEER® / Creo® *.prt, *.prt.*, *.asm, *.asm.* 16 - Creo 4.0
Autodesk Revit® *.rvt, *.rfa 2015 to 2018
Rhino® *.3dm V2 - V5
Solid Edge® *.par, *.asm, *.psm V18 - ST10
SolidWorks® *.sldprt, *.sldasm 98 - 2018
STEP *.stp, *.step AR203, AP214, AR242
STL *.stl All versions
VDA-FS *.vda 1.0 - 2.0
XCGM *.xcgm R2012 - 2018 1.1