Datakit CrossCad/Plg converter for Rhino
(by Datakit)
Enables Rhino to import & export many CAD formats (ACIS, CATIA, CGR, Inventor, JT, Parasolid, PLMXML, Creo, Solid Edge, NX, 3DPDF, SOLIDWORKS)
200€ to 2500€
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This plug-in adds to Rhino the capability to import and export many CAD files formats. 

This utility for Rhino exposes two commands:

  • Import CAD files in these formats : ACIS, CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CATIA V6, CGR, Inventor, JT, Parasolid, PLMXML, ProE / Creo Parametric, Solid Edge, UG NX.
  • Export CAD files in these formats : CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CGR, JT, Parasolid, 3DPDF, NX, SOLIDWORKS.


  • Translates all 3D data.
  • Does NOT require licenses of other CAD software.
  • Supports parts & assemblies.
  • Imports the assembly tree as layers in Rhino.
  • Data can be filtered based on Entity Type, Visibility and Layer.
  • Supports layer filter.
  • Allows you to choose axis placement .
  • Conversion of the graphical presentation of PMI (Product Manufacturing Information).
  • Allows you to sew surfacic entities.

These details depend on the chosen formats. More technical details for each import and export are available here:

To install:

  • Run the .msi installer.
  • Get a license on
  • In Rhino, click on "DATAKIT EXCHANGE" -> "LICENSE MANAGER" -> "Install" and select your license file.