CAD Exchanger GUI is an easy-to-use 3D viewer and converter to read and write all key 3D formats (IGES, STEP, JT, ACIS, Parasolid, IFC, FBX, Solidworks and others).
View and Convert
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Collaborate in the Multi-CAD World
Need to work with CAD files in numerous formats? No worries. From JT to STL, from NX to OBJ, CAD Exchanger gets you covered.
IFC IGES JT STEP 3D PDF 3DS 3MF Collada DXF FBX OBJ PRC STL U3D USD VRML X3D gITF
ACIS Open CASCADE Parasolid Rhino
CATIA DWG PTC Creo Siemens NX SolidWorks
Parts and assemblies
Depending on format capabilities, CAD Exchanger supports both parts and assemblies.
Files with external references (in STEP, JT, Solidworks and other applicable formats) are supported.
B-Rep and meshes
All types of geometries are supported – analytical, NURBS and procedural.
Triangulations, polylines and point clouds are supported.
Converting between B-Rep and meshes
When converting B-Rep (precise geometry) to mesh-only formats (e.g. IGES to STL) the mesh generator is applied to each B-Rep body. Depending on target format capabilities it can be either single or multiple meshes per B-Rep (the multi-LOD, or Level of Details concept).
When converting B-Rep & mesh formats to mesh-only formats (e.g. JT to OBJ), a specific LOD in the source file is used.
When converting mesh-only to B-Rep & mesh formats (e.g. VRML to JT), only the mesh is used.
Converting a mesh-only to B-Rep-only format (such as STL to Parasolid) effectively has a very low value and thus is not recommended. When enforced, the conversion creates a B-Rep body consisting of faces per each original mesh triangle. Such a B-Rep can merely be used for visualization purposes but not for modeling. Refer to details.
Depending on format capabilities, CAD Exchanger supports names, persistent id’s, user-defined properties, colors, materials and textures.
PMI (Product and Manufacturing Information)
Whenever applicable, PMI is supported at all three levels: as graphical PMI, semantic PMI and associations with B-Rep elements (such as face or edge).
Quality - Confidently import 3D data created in multiple applications. CAD Exchanger applies automatic healing algorithms to process poor data from various sources and to export to downstream applications.
Performance - Rapidly process large heavy-weight 3D models. CAD Exchanger leverages modern multi-core technologies via patented parallel computation algorithms.
Ease of Use - Access to the most desired functions by navigating through logically structured menu and clear workspace.
Cost Effective - Avoid expensive CAD/PLM licenses. Choose between permanent and subscription-based, individual and multi-seat licenses to match your needs.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run Vectorworks are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.