Pixyz Studio (and Pixyz Scenario Processor) can import a wide range of CAD file formats from industry-leading solutions and standards (CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, Creo, STEP, IGES...), and tessellated/mesh file formats (FBX, OBJ, JT, USD, glTF…).

Additionally, Pixyz Studio and Scenario Processor can also export tessellated/mesh file formats (FBX, glTF, USD, OBJ…).


The following 3D file formats are supported:

Import


FORMAT

VERSION

EXTENSIONS

TESSELLATED

BREP

 PMI 

ALTERNATIVE IMPORTER

OPTION

Pixyz

All versions

PXZ

✔️

✔️

✔️

3DS

All versions

3DS

✔️

✔️

ACIS

Up to 2020

SAT, SAB

✔️

✔️

AutoCAD 3D

Up to Version 2019

DWG, DXF

✔️

✔️

Autodesk Alias (1)(5)

Versions 2016 to 2022

WIRE

✔️

✔️

Autodesk FBX

Versions 2011 to 2020

FBX

✔️

✔️

Autodesk Inventor

Up to 2022

IPT, IAM

✔️

✔️

Autodesk Revit

2015 to 2021

RVT, RFA

✔️

Autodesk ReCap (6)(5)

Version 20.1.1

RCP, RCS

Points

Autodesk VRED (2)(5)

Versions 2017 to 2022

VPB

✔️

✔️

CATIA V4

Up to 4.2.5

MODEL, SESSION

✔️

✔️

✔️

CATIA V5

Up to V5-6 R2021

CATPart, CATProduct, CATShape, CGR

✔️

✔️

✔️

CATIA V5 [3DXML]

Up to V5-6 R2019 (R29)

3DXML

✔️

✔️

CATIA V6 [3DXML]

Up to V5-6 R2019 (R29)

3DXML

✔️

✔️

COLLADA

All versions

DAE

✔️

Creo - Pro/E

Pro/Engineer 19.0 to Creo 8.0

ASM, NEU, PRT, XAS, XPR

✔️

✔️

✔️

CSB Deltagen (3)(5)

Up to Version 2018

CSB

Dev/Beta

Dev/Beta

glTF

Version 2.0

GLTF, GLB

✔️

GDSII (7)

All versions

GDS

✔️

IFC (4)

IFC2x Editions 2, 3 and 4

IFC

✔️

Aternative Importer

✔️

IGES

5.1, 5.2, 5.3

IGS, IGES

✔️

✔️

✔️

JT

All Versions (up to 10.5)

JT

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

OBJ

All Versions

OBJ (and MTL for material information)

✔️

NX-Unigraphics

V11.0 to v18,  NX to NX 12.0, NX 1847 Series to NX 1980 Series)

PRT

✔️

✔️

✔️

Parasolid

Up to v33.1

X_B, X_T, P_T, P_B, XMT, XMT_TXT, XMT_BIN

✔️

✔️

✔️

PDF

All Versions

PDF

✔️

✔️

✔️

PLM XML

6

PLMXML

✔️

✔️

Point Cloud

1.0 (E57)

E57, PTS, PTX

Points

PRC

All Versions

PRC

✔️

✔️

✔️

Rhino3D

From 4 to 7

3DM

✔️

✔️

✔️

RVM (Aveva PDMS)

All Versions

RVM (and ATT for metadata/attributes information)

✔️

✔️

SketchUp (5)

Up to Version 2018

SKP

✔️

Solid Edge

V19 - 20, ST - ST10, 2021

ASM, PAR, PWD, PSM

✔️

✔️

SolidWorks

From 97 up to 2021

SLDASM, SLDPRT

✔️

✔️

✔️

STEP

AP 203 E1/E2, AP 214, AP 242

STP, STEP, STPZ, STEPZ, STPX, STPXZ

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

StereoLithography (STL)

All Versions

STL

✔️

✔️

U3D

ECMA-363 (1st, 2nd & 3rd editions)

U3D

✔️

USD

Up to Version 0.19.7

USDZ, USDA, USDC

✔️

VDA-FS

Version 1.0 and 2.0

VDA

✔️

✔️

VRML

V1.0 and V2.0

WRL, VRML

✔️

✔️


✔️

  =  Supported

  =  This concept is not supported by this format

  =  Not supported

Dev/Beta

  =  Supported but still under development


(1) Requires Autodesk Alias to be installed (with a valid license, for Windows only) on the same computer on which Pixyz Studio (or Pixyz Scenario Processor) is running

(2) Requires Autodesk VRED Professional or Design to be installed (with a valid license, (for Windows only) on the same computer on which Pixyz Studio (or Pixyz Scenario Processor) is running

(3) Only geometries (no variants, animation, etc)

(4) BRep import (currently under Dev/beta) is available through the "Alternative Importer" parameter

(5) Format supported only with Windows versions of Pixyz Scenario Processor

(6) Requires installing Autodesk ReCap SDK with a valid Autodesk account, on the same computer on which Pixyz Studio (or Pixyz Scenario Processor) is running

(7) When imported in Pixyz, .gds files have their scale automatically multiplied so they are not too small and can be both tessellated and visualized correctly (files with their units set as nanometers are multiplied by 10^6)


IMPORTANT                The "Alternative Importer" parameter gives the possibility to import some formats using a different importer, if the default one does not give satisfaction. To manage the parameter, go to Preferences


Export


FORMAT

VERSION

EXTENSIONS

TESSELLATED

Autodesk FBX (7)

Versions 2011 to 2019

FBX

✔️

CATIA V5 [3DXML]

v4.2

3DXML

✔️

COLLADA

No version

DAE

✔️

glTF

2.0

GLTF, GLB

✔️

JT

9.5

JT

✔️

OBJ

No version

OBJ

✔️

PDF

No version

PDF

✔️

PRC

No version

PRC

✔️

StereoLithography (STL)

No version

STL

✔️

USD

0.19.7

USDZ, USDA, USDC

✔️

VRML

V2.0

WRL, VRML

✔️

Unity Reflect

2.2.1.3 and above

No extension

✔️


(7) FBX can be exported as Binary file or ASCII file: go to Edit Menu > Preferences > IO > Export > FbxVersion and choose the desired version.