File Formats

World-class data transfer

Why Interoperability Matters

Sharing files between customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders is so common most businesses can't avoid it. Having great data translation tools allows you to open more files with fewer errors and lets you avoid asking for things in another format. Being able to open a huge variety of formats means gives you business flexibility.

Leading Precision

Alibre products use the HOOPS data translation suite, providing industry-leading accuracy for data translation across a wide variety of formats.

Many file types

Import and export a wide variety of geometry formats suitable for use in just about any other 3D or 2D-based application - for modeling, manufacturing, documentation, or cooperative design.

Import Formats

Alibre Design has a suite of tools to tackle the challenges of editing imported geometry.

Proprietary Formats¹

Solidworks, Inventor, ProE/CREO, Catia, Solidedge, NX, Rhino

CAD-Neutral Formats¹

STEP, SAT, IGES, Parasolid, DWG, DXF, SVG

Export Formats

Proprietary Formats¹

Parasolid, ZPR, JT
DWG (2D), DXF (2D), PDF (2D & 3D)

CAD-Neutral Formats¹

STL, STEP, SAT, IGES, OBJ, SVG
¹Different versions of Alibre products may contain a subset of these formats. Learn more.

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