SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect

SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect delivers groundbreaking capabilities for working with both neutral and native CAD data from various sources, unlocking powerful workflows for you to collaborate with customers and vendors. With 3D Interconnect you can:

  • Maintain direct integration of native CAD files from PTC® Creo®, Autodesk® Inventor®, Siemens® NX, Solid Edge®, and CATIA®, and treat them like native components.
  • Avoid fixing errors or problems due to SOLIDWORKS awareness of all components in the native CAD files, like face and edge IDs.
  • Directly open imported files and treat them like Base Parts, so you can freely make design modifications without affecting the native file.
  • Update both part and assembly files as design changes take place with Update Model feature.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect is designed for a “mixed CAD” environment:

  • Consultants/Manufacturers working with customers that have a different CAD system
  • Companies that have lingering legacy data
  • Companies looking to switch from one 3D CAD software to SOLIDWORKS

Formats supported:

The following formats and their versions are supported in 3D Interconnect:

FormatsFile FormatsFormat Versions
ACIS.sat, .sab, .asat, .asabr1-2018 1.0
Autodesk® Inventor.ipt (V6 – V2018)

.iam (V11 – V2018)

V11 – 2018
CATIA® V5.CATPart, .CATProductV5R8 – V5-6R2017
IGES.igs, .igesUp to 5.3
JT.jtJT 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x
PTC®.prt, .prt.*, .asm, .asm.*For Pro/ENGINEER® 16 – Creo 4.0
Solid Edge®.par, .asm, .psmV18 – ST10
STEP.stp, .stepAP203, AP214, AP242
NX™ software.prt11 – NX 11
Included with:


The SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect Add-in is part of the SOLIDWORKS Premium software bundle from Javelin.

SOLIDWORKS Premium software gives you powerful, easy-to-use functionality that automates tasks, streamlines workflows, and helps you quickly define and validate the form, fit, and function of your design. Part of the SOLIDWORKS product development solution.

Includes tools for design, simulation, sustainability, communication and data management—SOLIDWORKS Premium empowers innovative design with specific tools that help you work more efficiently so you can make better design decisions.

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