“Alibre Design already has the ability to read and write AutoCAD DWG and DXF files”, Deelip Menezes, owner of SYCODE explained. “However, this ability is severely limited to 2D DWG/DXF files only. When importing DWG/DXF files, Alibre Design ignores 3D objects such as solids, bodies and regions and creates a 2D drawing document from the 2D curves present in the file. Moreover, Alibre Design cannot export parts or assemblies to DWG/ DXF files. It can only create DWG/ DXF files from its own 2D drawings. This makes 3D DWG/DXF files pretty much useless to Alibre Design users. Our AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ons for Alibre Design are designed to remove this limitation and give Alibre Design users the ability to read and write 3D DWG/DXF files.”
The AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ons for Alibre Design are:
(1) DWG Import for Alibre Design
- DWG import add-on
(2) DXF Import for Alibre Design
- DXF import add-on
(3) DWG Export for Alibre Design
- DWG export add-on
(4) DXF Export for Alibre Design
- DXF export add-on
The DWG/DXF import add-ons read 3D solid geometry from DWG/ DXF files and creates corresponding solid bodies in an Alibre Design part document. The DWG/DXF export add-ons reads solid bodies in an Alibre Design part or assembly document and creates corresponding 3D solid geometry objects in a DWG/ DXF file. These add-ons can read and write DWG and DXF files up to the latest version of AutoCAD.
Detailed information about these add-ons and trial downloads can be found at www.sycode.com.