ACIS geometric modeling kernel is used by many software developers in industries such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), coordinate-measuring machine (CMM), 3D animation, and shipbuilding. ACIS has also been used as the foundation of the Shape Manager kernel used by Autodesk in its applications. So the ACIS format is a preferred file format when exchanging data with Autodesk apps.


  • B-Rep representations
  • colors
  • meta-data (names, properties)
  • assembly structure

CAD Exchanger import and export of ACIS

CAD Exchanger can read files compliant with the ACIS formats from R1.5 to R28.0. and write can write files compliant with the ACIS formats from R2.0 to R28.0. By default, a file is created using R7.0 specification.

Import (read) ACIS:

Export (write) ACIS:


Software vendors can use CAD Exchanger SDK to extend their C++, C# and Java applications to read, write, convert, visualize, analyze, triangulate or otherwise process ACIS files. For details about ACIS support by CAD Exchanger SDK please refer to the User’s Guide. For free evaluation of SDK please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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