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Import Model in IronCAD

ID: FQ-0000086

Applies to:

  • IronCAD


How do I import a part or a model created in file formats like IGES, CATIA V4, and STEP. Add the low-cost TRANS bundle and even access native formats such as CATIA V5, Pro/E Granite, UG/NX, SolidWorks, and Inventor?


There are 2 ways to import files to IronCAD

Opening a existing document

And selecting the desired Files of Type, as shown below:

IronCAD File Open Existing Document

It supports:

  • IronCAD Files (*.ics, *.icd, *.exb)
  • Scene Files (*.ics)
  • Drawing Files (*icd)
  • AutoCAD DWG (*.dwg)
  • AutoCAD DXF (*.dxf)
  • Caxa Draft file (*.exb)
  • Template File (*.tpl)
  • DWG File (*.dwg)
  • DXF File (*.dxf)
  • WMF file (*.wmf)
  • DAT file (*.dat)
  • HPGL file (*.plt)
  • HPGL file (*.pm)
  • All files (*.*)

Import Part or Model to a current Scene

Go to File > Import > Import

IronCAD File Import

Select in the dialog box the type of file you want to open, and then click OK.

IronCAD File Import Dialog Box

Importing a model using this second procedure has more supported file types:

  • All parts
  • ACIS Part (*.sat)
  • Parasolid Part (*.x_t, *.xmt_txt)
  • STEP AP203 (*.stp,  (*.step)
  • Romulus (*.xmt)
  • IGES (*.jgs, *.iges)
  • IronCAD Part (*.ics)
  • TriModel (*.tmd)
  • 3D Studio (*.prj, *.3ds)
  • trueSpace (*.scn, *.cob)
  • AutoCAD DXF (*.dxf)
  • Wavefront (*.obj)
  • Raw (*.raw)
  • Stereoithography (*.stl, *.sla)
  • VRML (*.vml)
  • Pro/E Part (*.prt)
  • Pro/E Assembly (*.asm)
  • Pro/E Neutral (*.neu)
  • Granite One (*.g)
  • CATIA V4 (*.model)
  • UG (*.prt)
  • All files (*.*)




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