File Format List

As for configurable products, you can download the following data.

2D CAD data

DWG (2013-2017、2010-2012、2007-2009、2004-2006)
DXF (2013-2017、2010-2012、2007-2009、2004-2006)

3D CAD data

Autodesk Inventor (2018、2017、2016、2015、2014、2013、2012)
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (>=V5)
Solid Edge (ST10、ST9、ST8、ST7、ST6、ST5、ST4、ST3、ST2)
Solid Works®
NX (12、11、10、9、8、8.5、8、7.5、7)
SAT (7)
STEP (AP203、AP214)

Downloaded Data

Downloaded Data is compressed into a zip file.

Normal Data (Native Format)

PARTcommunity allows you to download native CAD and directly open the file in your CAD software without converting formats.

Normal Data (Intermediate Format)

You can use SAT, IGES, or STEP formats and convert formats after downloading.

Macro Data

For certain CAD formats, PARTcommunity creates a Macro file to download. Refer to the link below for instructions on how to execute the Macro.
Drag and drop the macro file into the CAD software.

Supported Formats

CAD type Corresponding CAD software name or file format name File extension Location of Pop-up Menu
3D native files Autodesk Inventor (2018、2017、2016、2015、2014、2013、2012) .ipt 3D
CATIA (>=V5) .catpart 3D
CATIA Macro >=V5 R8 .CATScript 3D
CATIA IUA (V4) .iuaproc 3D
Creo Elements/Pro (5) .prt.1 3D
Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (>=17.0) .lsp 3D
Creo Parametric (4、3、2、1) .prt.1 3D
NX (12、11、10、9、8、8.5、8、7.5、7) .prt 3D
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (>=V5) .prt 3D
Solid Edge (ST10、ST9、ST8、ST7、ST6、ST5、ST4、ST3、ST2) .par 3D
Solid Works Macro (>=2001+) .swb 3D
Solid Works (>=2006) .sldprt 3D
AutoCAD (>=V14) .dwg Other -> 3D
ASCON C3D .c3d Other -> 3D
BeckerCAD .sat Other -> 3D
Caddy++ (SAT-V4.2) .sat Other -> 3D
CoCreate Modeling (>=2007) .lsp Other -> 3D
KOMPAS .c3d Other -> 3D
Microstation (3D) .dgn Other -> 3D
OBJ (WaveFront) .obj Other -> 3D
One Space Modeling (>=2007) .lsp Other -> 3D
PARTjava .zjv Other -> 3D
VisiCad .cvf Other -> 3D
VX(Varimetrix) (>=V5.0) .ps3 Other -> 3D
3D intermediate files IGES .igs 3D
Parasolid Binary (V15) .x_b 3D
Parasolid Text (V15) .x_t 3D
SAT (7) .sat 3D
STEP (AP203、AP214) .stp 3D
Allplan (2008) .xml Other -> 3D
Aveva PDMS / Marine .mac Other -> 3D
COLLADA .dae Other -> 3D
DWG 2013-2017、2010-2012、2007-2009、2004-2006 .dwg Other -> 3D
DXF 2013-2017、2010-2012、2007-2009、2004-2006 .dxf Other -> 3D
JT .jt Other -> 3D
Mechanical Desktop (>=V5) .bas Other -> 3D
MegaCAD (SAT-V2.0) .sat Other -> 3D
Metafile 3D(PS3) (V2) .ps3 Other -> 3D
PDF(3D view) (7.01) .pdf Other -> 3D
PRO-Desktop .bas Other -> 3D
STL .stl Other -> 3D
Tribon M3 .sat Other -> 3D
Trimble Sketchup .skp Other -> 3D
VRML (>=V1.0) .wrl Other -> 3D
3D Studio MAX .3ds Other -> 3D
CAD type Corresponding CAD software name or file format name File extension Location of Pop-up Menu
2D native files Catia IUA (V4) .iuaproc Other -> 2D
HP ME 10 (>=V9) .mi Other -> 2D
Medusa (>=2000i) .mac Other -> 2D
VX Varimetrix >=V5.0 .ps2 Other -> 2D
2D intermediate files DWF (A5.5、B5.5、C5.5、A6.0、B6.0) .dwf 2D
DWG (2013-2017、2010-2012、2007-2009、2004-2006) .dwg 2D
DXF (2013-2017、2010-2012、2007-2009、2004-2006) .dxf 2D
Allplan (2008) .xml Other -> 2D
HPGL (V2) .hgl Other -> 2D
Metafile 2D V1,2D(PS2) .ps2 Other -> 2D
MI (>=V8) .mi Other -> 2D
MicroStation DGN (>=V8) .dgn Other -> 2D
2D images / vector files, etc. BMP 2D View、3D View .bmp Other -> 2D
JPEG 2D View、3D View .jpg Other -> 2D
SVG .svg Other -> 2D
TIFF 2D View .tif Other -> 2D

Trouble Shooting

Problem: Solidworks cannot read data downloaded in Solidworks data format.

Possible Solutions:

Please confirm the downloaded file extension first.
Extension .swb is the macro file for Solidworks.

For extensions other than .swb, please confirm download settings.

There are two procedures to read macro files as follow.


※1) Please drag a swb file and drop it on Solidworks.

  1. 1. Drag and drop it on the title bar of Solidworks.(Not on the window)
  2. 2. When you are asked where to save it, specify it and click OK.
  3. 3. Then models are automatically created.


※2)Select a function in the menu bar.

  1. 1. Tool/Macro/Run Command opens extension .swb files (Solidworks Visual Basic Program).
  2. 2. Select .swb files (SolidWorks Visual Basic Program) in the dialog box.
  3. 3. When you are asked where to save Solidworks files and specify it.
  4. 4. Models are automatically created.