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CAD Exchanger Lab

CAD Exchanger Lab

Desktop application to view, explore and convert 3D CAD data across 30+ file formats.

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Convert SOLIDWORKS to STL with ease and flexibility:

  • hide certain details and groups before conversion
  • add XYZ section planes
  • explode assemblies
  • choose between view, projection, and selection modes
  • add measurements
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CAD Exchanger SDK

CAD Exchanger SDK

Software libraries for C#, C++, Java, Javascript and Python.

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Include a wide range of conversion options in your apps:

  • rapidly build production-ready applications with clear and structured API
  • import, export, visualize and analyze 3D CAD files, including SOLIDWORKS and STL
  • complete more tasks with powerful add-ons
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CAD Exchanger Batch

CAD Exchanger Batch

Light-weight command-line tool for batch conversions in corporate or cloud environments.

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Batch convert SOLIDWORKS to STL files:

  • batch read and write complete models, assemblies and components
  • generate drawings, from thumbnails to Full HD, with user-defined camera position
  • flexibly adjust conversion parameters, mesh granularity, measurement units and more
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Learn how to convert SOLIDWORKS to STL with CAD Exchanger

SOLIDWORKS

Approximately 23% of CAD professionals globally use SOLIDWORKS on daily basis. Together they generate tremendous volume of 3D files in native format, which are troublesome to feed into 3rd party major and minor CAD systems due to format specifics.

SOLIDWORKS files (previous to version 2015) use the Microsoft Structured Storage file format. This means that there are various files embedded within each SLDDRW (drawing files), SLDPRT (part files), SLDASM (assembly files) file, including preview bitmaps and metadata sub-files.

CAD Exchanger seamlessly reads SOLIDWORKS data (.sldprt and .sldasm extensions) and converts to the file format of your choice.

STL

STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software. This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing. STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common, since they are more compact.

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Convert SOLIDWORKS
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From SOLIDWORKS to STL, CAD Exchanger gets you covered.

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