CAD File Formats

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COMSOL Multiphysics
CAD Import Module
Design Module
ECAD Import Module
File Import for CATIA® V5
LiveLink™ for AutoCAD®
LiveLink™ for Inventor®
LiveLink™ for PTC® Creo® Parametric™
LiveLink™ for PTC® Pro/ENGINEER®
LiveLink™ for Revit®
LiveLink™ for Solid Edge®
LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS®
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Associative Read via Linked CAD System
AutoCAD® (.dwg, 3D only) 2020, 2021
Inventor® (.ipt, .iam) 2020, 2021
PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm) 4.0-7.0
PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® (.prt, .asm) Wildfire 4.0, 5.0; PTC® Creo® Elements/Pro 5.0
Revit® (.rvt) 2020, 2021
Solid Edge® (.par, .asm) 2020, 2021
SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm) 2020, 2021
Modify via Linked CAD System
AutoCAD® (.dwg, 3D only) 2020, 2021
Inventor® (.ipt, .iam) 2020, 2021
PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm) 4.0-7.0
PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® (.prt, .asm) Wildfire 4.0, 5.0; PTC® Creo® Elements/Pro 5.0
Revit® (.rvt) 2020, 2021
Solid Edge® (.par, .asm) 2020, 2021
SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm) 2020, 2021
Read from File, CAD
3MF (.3mf)
ACIS® (.sat, .sab, .asat, .asab) up to 2020 1.0
AutoCAD® (.dwg) versions 2.5-2021
AutoCAD® DXF (.dxf, 2D) up to R14
AutoCAD® DXF (.dxf, 3D) versions 2.5-2021
CATIA® V5 (.CATPart, .CATProduct) versions R8-20201
COMSOL Native Format (.mphtxt, .mphbin)
IGES (.igs, .iges) up to version 5.3
Inventor® assemblies (.iam) versions 11-2021
Inventor® parts (.ipt) versions 6-2021
NX® (.prt) versions 11-1899
Parasolid® (.x_t, .xmt_txt, .x_b, .xmt_bin) up to V33.0
PLY (.ply)
PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm) versions 1.0-7.0
PTC® Pro/ENGINEER® (.prt, .asm) versions 16 to Wildfire 5.0
SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm) versions 98-2020
STEP (.step, 3D geometry only) AP203, AP214
STL (.stl)
VRML, v1 (.vrml, .wrl)
Read from File, ECAD
GDSII (.gds)
IPC-2581 (.cvg, .xml)
ODB++® (.zip, .tar, .tgz, .tar.gz)
Read from File, Geographic Information System (GIS)
Digital Elevation Map (DEM)
Write to File
ACIS® (.sat, .sab) R4, R7, and 2016 1.0
COMSOL Native Format (.mphtxt, .mphbin)
DXF (.dxf, 2D only)
IGES (.igs, .iges) version 5.3
Parasolid® (.x_t, x_b) V33.0
STEP (.step, 3D geometry only) AP203
STL (.stl)
  1. Requires all indicated products