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Learn how to convert SOLIDWORKS to X_T with CAD Exchanger
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.
A file with extension X_T (Parasolid text files) is used by the Parasolid core created by Siemens PLM Software. It is being developed as a standard export format for distributing Parasolid CAD models.
The X_T file is a set of structured data containing information about the features of the model construction, the topology of its structural elements, color scheme, coordinates of drawing primitives, etc.
The X_T extension is unpretentious to adapt and can be exported / imported for use in a wide variety of CAD systems. It is stored in text format and can be exported and imported using a variety of other computer-aided design programs.
X_T files are used instead of the old version of the XMT_TXT and XMP_TXT files, which are less used than X_B (Parasolid binary files), and store the same data, but in binary format.
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