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Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).

A - answer Autodesk Inventor Professional 2020 supports import and export of a broad range of CAD formats. Version 2020 contains (besides its native data formats) translators for the following "foreign" and neutral CAD formats and format versions (data import/export, plus associative references of AnyCAD models; new formats compared to version 2018/2019 are highlighted):

Inventor 2019/2021 (*.ipt, *.iam)older and newer+-
AutoCAD 2D/3D (*.dwg, *.dxf)R12 - 2018+2000 - 2018
Alias (*.wire)version 11 and newer (import: also 10)+-
CATIA V4 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct, *.model)all versions--
CATIA V5 (*.CATPart, *.CATProduct)R6 - V5-6R2018+R10 - V5-6R2019
Creo Parametric (*.prt, *.asm)Creo Parametric 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0+-
Fusion 360 (*.fusiondesign)all versions+-
IDF (*.idf)2.0, 3.0--
IFC (*.ifc)--IFC 2x3
IGES (*.igs)all versions-5.3
JT Precise (*.jt)7.0 - 10.5-7.0 - 10.5
NX (*.prt)Unigraphics V13 up to Siemens NX 12+-
Parasolid (*.x_b, *.x_t)up to version 31.0-9.0 - 31.0
Point-clouds.rcs (+ formats from ReCap)--
Pro/ENGINEER (*.prt, *.asm)up to version Wildfire 5.0+-
Pro/ENGINEER Granite (*.g)up to version 11.0-1.0 - 12.0
Pro/ENGINEER Neutral (*.neu)all-all
Revit (*.rvt, *.rfa).rvt up to 2020-.rfa 2020
Rhino (*.3dm)1.0 - 6.0--
SAT (*.sat)4.0 - 7.0-7.0
SolidWorks (*.prt, *.sldprt, *.asm, *.sldasm)2001 Plus - 2019+-
Solid Edge (*.asm, *.par, *.psm)V18 – V20, ST1 – ST10, 2019+-
STEP (*.stp, *.ste, *.stpz)AP214, AP203E2, AP242+AP214, AP203E2, AP242
ADSK (*.adsk)--all
SMT (*.smt)up to version ASM225-ASM225
STL (*.stl)all-all
OBJ mesh (*.obj)all-all
DWF (*.dwf, *.dwfx)6.0 – 7.57.5vše
3D PDF (*.pdf)--1.6

Fusion 360 support was introduced in version 2018.2 as a preview; requires the Desktop Connector component and data stored in Fusion Team.

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

See also the CAD formats support in version 2016.

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See also:
Tip 14075:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2025 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 13766:Edit the Fusion 360 CAM tool library using Excel.
Tip 13719:How to load a 2D DWG drawing of a part into Fusion 360?
Tip 13622:Bulk import pages from a multi-page PDF into AutoCAD.
Tip 13557:How to create an image with transparent background in Fusion 360?

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