List of supported file formats

GrabCAD Print allows you to print from a huge variety of file types. If you’re having trouble inserting a file, please make sure that the software and version are in the list below.

Software File Extension Versions Supported Supported in Advanced FDM Color and texture data
Autodesk Inventor IAM, IPT up to 2018 Color only
Dassault Systemes CATIA V5 CATPART, CATPRODUCT R4 to V5_6 R2017 (R27) Color only
SolidWorks SLDASM, SLDPRT up to 2018 Color only
PTC ProE / Creo ASM, PRT Pro/ENGINEER 19.0 to Creo Parametric 4.0 Color only
Siemens NX PRT Unigraphics V11.0 to NX 11.0 Color only

Solid Edge ASM, PAR V19 - 20, ST to ST10 Color only
Neutral Stereolithography STL all versions None
IGES IGES, IGS 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 Color only
STEP STP, STEP AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP 242 Color only
Siemens JT Up to V10.0 Color only

VRML


WRL
V2.0 Color and texture *
Wavefront Object OBJ all versions Color and texture **
Parasolid X_T, X_B all versions Color only

* All multi-body files are presented as a single body with one texture, for now. Only GIF, PNG, BMP, and JPEG texture files are supported. Files with warped continuation lines (from Rhino) or Polygonal (4 or more) vertices are not supported. Material files with displacement / tactile texture information are not supported. To print with such textures, use the texture to physically displace the model geometry.

** Textures available after enabling preference in File > Preferences > GrabCAD Labs. Only GIF, PNG, BMP, and JPEG texture files are supported. Files with warped continuation lines (from Rhino) or Polygonal (4 or more) vertices are not supported. Material files with displacement / tactile texture information are not supported. To print with such textures, use the texture to physically displace the model geometry.

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