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Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2016 (import/export).

A - answer Autodesk Inventor 2016 (incl. its versions in Autodesk Design Suites) supports import and export of broad range of CAD formats. Version 2016 contains (besides its native data formats) translators for these "foreign" and neutral CAD formats and format versions (data import/export, new formats compared to 2015 are highlighted):

FormatImportExport
AutoCAD 2D/3D (*.dwg, *.dxf)R12-2015R12-2016
Alias (*.wire)version 10 and newer-
CATIA V4 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.model)all versions-
CATIA V5 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct)V5-V62014V5-V62014
DWF (*.dwf, *dwfx)-all
IGES (*.igs)all versions5.3
JT Precise (*.jt)7.0, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 10.07.0, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 10.0
Parasolid (*.x_b, *.x_t)up to version 27.09.0-27.0
Point-clouds.rcs (+ formats from ReCap)-
Pro/ENGINEER Creo (*.prt, *.asm)up to version Wildfire 5.0 and Creo Parametric 1.0,2.0,3.0-
Pro/ENGINEER Granite (*.g)up to version 9.01.0-9.0
Revit (*.rvt, *.rfa).rvt up to version 2016.rfa 2016
Rhino (*.3dm)1.0 - 5.0-
SAT (*.sat)4.0-7.07.0
SolidWorks (*.prt, *.sldprt, *.asm, *.sldasm)2001 Plus - 2015-
STEP (*.stp, *.ste, *.stpz)AP214, AP203E2, AP242AP214, AP203E2, AP242
STL (*.stl)allall
UGS NX (*.prt)Unigraphics V13 up to NX 9-

Additional formats are available as add-on translator plugins (e.g. VRML - .wrl; GEO - .geo; XGL).

Inventor2016
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applies to: Inventor 2016 ·

See also:
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