Exporting Solidworks compatible geometry


Since Solidworks is currently not supporting importing step 242 files, there are not any good alternatives for export as they turn out either broken or very “basic”. Are there currently any new export formats that are being worked on, such as maybe .iges or step214?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

This is not supported unfortunately. All geometries in VC are meshes (triangles). CAD geometries are mathematical features. Conversion from mathematical representation to mesh is “easy” and that’s what VC CAD import does. But conversion from mesh back to mathematical representation is very difficult and something that VC export cannot do. So any export format will still have geometries as mesh and usually you cannot use them efficiently in CAD. That is you may be able to visualize them but continuing design on top of the mesh may be limited or not possible at all.