Below is a list of both 2D & 3D File Formats that will achieve the best results when importing into TopSolid.

The list has been organised with the most preferred formats at the top of the table.


Import notes:

  • When exporting from assembly based applications such as SolidWorks it is best to export as a Parasolid format as this will package all the underlying assemblies into one file.
  • When asking graphic designers to save logo's as DXF/DWG files ensure that they first convert the artwork into outlines the create the DXF/DWG export.


If you need to download appliance 3D CAD models please see the links here: 3rd Party 3D models
It has a list of suppliers that we have found to be able to download usable cad models from.


To Open these file types in TopSolid all you need to do is select 'OPEN' then select the file from the location where it is saved.
Make sure that the Unit = Millimeters and the Standard = Automatic.
Note: If you do not change the Unit to Millimeters and it was drawn in inches your model will be converted to inches
Then all that is needed to do is save the file and then you are able to bring them into your model using the include sub assembly function.


File Format Name
File Extension
STEP
*.step, *.stp
IGES
*.iges, *.igs
Parasold
*.x_t, *.x_b
ACIS
*.sat,*.sab
IFC (BIM)
*.ifc
SketchUp
[3D format however objects will appear triangulated and do not show a very neat representation.]
*.skp
DXF/DWG (2D profiles only)
[3D format however objects will appear triangulated and do not show a very neat representation.]
*.dxf, *.dwg
STL (Triangulated 3D format)
[for 3D printing]
[3D format however objects will appear triangulated and do not show a very neat representation.]
*.stl
Wavefront OBJ (3D mesh geometries)
[3D format however objects will appear triangulated and do not show a very neat representation.]
*.obj