CAD Exchanger Import Plug-in for Rhino
(by CAD Exchanger)
Imports 25+ CAD formats in Rhinoceros. SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, NX, Creo, JT, STEP, STL and other formats.
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In collaboration with Rhinoceros development team CAD Exchanger launched a plug-in that enables the import of 25+ CAD formats directly into Rhino. 

Its scope includes, but is not limited to, several neutral (JT, Collada, IFC), kernel (ACIS, Parasolid), and native (Siemens NX, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS) formats, that are not initially supported by the package itself. For the full list of supported formats and their versions, please refer to

Import CAD files in these formats:

  • SolidWorks (*.sldprt; *.sldasm)
  • CATIA (*.CATPart; *.CATProduct)
  • Siemens NX (*.prt)
  • STEP (*.stp; *.step)
  • JT (*.jt)
  • Parasolid (*.x_t; *.x_b)
  • STL (*.stl)
  • ACIS (*.sat; *.sab)
  • IGES (*.igs; *.iges)
  • IFC (*.ifc)
  • OBJ (*.obj)
  • MotionBuilder (*.fbx)
  • VRML (*.wrl)
  • AutoCAD Drawing (*.dwg)
  • 3D Studio (*.3ds)
  • Collada (*.dae)
  • X3D (*.x3d)
  • 3MF (*.3MF)
  • U3D (*.u3d)
  • Open CASCADE (*.brep)

CAD Exchanger Rhino plug-in enables viewing third-party models without preliminary conversion and additional tools. All data from the source files is preserved, including colors, textures, materials, properties, and meta-data.