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Fast Track - 3D CAD File Supported Formats
Fast Track - 3D CAD File Supported Formats
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3D CAD File Supported Formats

When utilizing the Fast Track feature to import 3D CAD files into frontline.io, a diverse array of supported formats is available. For a comprehensive list of these supported formats, please consult the table below.

It's essential to note that, owing to the multitude of supported formats, the behavior of each format may vary. Factors such as material preservation and model positioning can differ across formats.

Format

Version

Extensions

Tessellated

BREP

PMI

Alternative Importer Option

Pixyz

All versions

PXZ

✔️

✔️

✔️

3DS

All versions

3DS

✔️

✔️

ACIS

Up to 2021

SAT, SAB

✔️

✔️

AutoCAD 3D

Up to Version 2019

DWG, DXF

✔️

✔️

Autodesk Alias (1)(5)

Versions 2016 to 2022

WIRE

✔️

✔️

Autodesk FBX

Versions 2011 to 2020

FBX

✔️

✔️

Autodesk Inventor

Up to 2022

IPT, IAM

✔️

✔️

Autodesk Revit

2015 to 2021

RVT, RFA

✔️

Autodesk ReCap (6)(5)

Version 20.1.1

RCP, RCS

Points

Autodesk VRED (2)(5)

Versions 2017 to 2022

VPB

✔️

✔️

CATIA V4

Up to 4.2.5

MODEL, SESSION

✔️

✔️

✔️

CATIA V5

Up to V5-6 R2021

CATPart, CATProduct, CATShape, CGR

✔️

✔️

✔️

CATIA V5 [3DXML]

Up to V5-6 R2019 (R29)

3DXML

✔️

✔️

CATIA V6 [3DXML]

Up to V5-6 R2019 (R29)

3DXML

✔️

✔️

COLLADA

All versions

DAE

✔️

Creo - Pro/E

Pro/Engineer 19.0 to Creo 8.0

ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR

✔️

✔️

✔️

CSB Deltagen (3)(5)

Up to Version 2018

CSB

✔️

✔️

glTF

Version 2.0

GLTF, GLB

✔️

GDSII (7)

All versions

GDS

✔️

IFC (4)

IFC2x Editions 2, 3 and 4

IFC

✔️

Aternative Importer

✔️

IGES

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

IGS, IGES

✔️

✔️

✔️

JT

All Versions (up to 10.5)

JT

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

OBJ

All Versions

OBJ (and MTL for material information)

✔️

NX-Unigraphics

V11.0 to v18, NX to NX 12.0, NX 1847 Series to NX 2007 Series)

PRT

✔️

✔️

✔️

Parasolid

Up to v34

X_B, X_T, P_T, P_B, XMT, XMT_TXT, XMT_BIN

✔️

✔️

✔️

PDF

All Versions

PDF

✔️

✔️

✔️

PLM XML

6

PLMXML

✔️

✔️

Point Cloud

1.0 (E57)

E57, PTS, PTX

Points

PRC

All Versions

PRC

✔️

✔️

✔️

Rhino3D

From 4 to 7

3DM

✔️

✔️

✔️

RVM (Aveva PDMS)

All Versions

RVM (and ATT for metadata/attributes information)

✔️

✔️

SketchUp (5)

Up to Version 2018

SKP

✔️

Solid Edge

V19 - 20, ST - ST10, 2022

ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM

✔️

✔️

SolidWorks

From 97 up to 2022

SLDASM, SLDPRT

✔️

✔️

✔️

STEP

AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP 242

STP, STEP, STPZ, STEPZ, STPX, STPXZ

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

StereoLithography (STL)

All Versions

STL

✔️

✔️

U3D

ECMA-363 (1st, 2nd & 3rd editions)

U3D

✔️

USD

Up to Version 0.19.7

USD, USDZ, USDA, USDC

✔️

VDA-FS

Version 1.0 and 2.0

VDA

✔️

✔️

VRML

V1.0 and V2.0

WRL, VRML

✔️

✔️

(1) Requires Autodesk Alias to be installed (with a valid license, for Windows only) on the same computer on which Pixyz Studio (or Pixyz Scenario Processor) is running

(2) Requires Autodesk VRED Professional or Design to be installed (with a valid license, (for Windows only) on the same computer on which Pixyz Studio (or Pixyz Scenario Processor) is running

(3) Only geometries (no variants, animation, etc)

(4) BRep import (currently under Dev/beta) is available through the "Alternative Importer" parameter

(5) Format supported only with Windows versions of Pixyz Scenario Processor

(6) Requires installing Autodesk ReCap SDK with a valid Autodesk account, on the same computer on which Pixyz Studio (or Pixyz Scenario Processor) is running

(7) When imported in Pixyz, .gds files have their scale automatically multiplied so they are not too small and can be both tessellated and visualized correctly (files with their units set as nanometers are multiplied by 10^6)

Legend:

✔️= Supported

⚪= This concept is not supported by this format

❌= Not supported

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