File Format List

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.

Supported Formats

CAD type Corresponding CAD software name or file format name File extension Location of Pop-up Menu
3D native files Autodesk Inventor (2022、2021、2020、2019) .ipt 3D
CATIA (>=V5) .catpart 3D
CATIA Macro >=V5 R8 .CATScript 3D
Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (>=17.0) .lsp 3D
Creo Parametric (8、7、6、5) .prt.1 3D
NX (>=12、1980、1953、1926、1899、1872、1847) .prt 3D
Solid Edge (2021、2020、2019) .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
C3D 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
Trimble Sketchup .skp 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
AVEVA E3D .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) .sat 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 .stp Other -> 3D
STL .stl 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 HP ME 10 (>=V9) .mi Other -> 2D
2D intermediate files Capital Library .xml Other -> 2D
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
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. Animated GIF(ANIMGIFFILE-640x480、640x480) .gif Other ->2D
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.