Supported Software systems and file formats

Smooth cooperation, integration, and interfacing with other technology suppliers and software systems.

Software vendor

  • Autodesk (Download eXchanger for Autocad)

    Autocad

    2D documents can be directly imported/exported to/from the design applications with inbuilt converters. For importing/exporting 3D you need to install AutoCAD ARX plugin by CADMATIC called “eXchanger for AutoCAD”. It is also possible to use AutoCAD as a bridge between CADMATIC and other 3D CAD for 3D import/export.

    The eXchanger can be downloaded for free from our download page. You need to register first, before you are forwarded to the download page.
    Please check system requirements here.
    Interoperability, eXchangers AutoCAD
    Register and download eXchanger fot AutoCAD

    Navisworks

    Revit

    Inventor

    Plant 3D



  • Hexagon PPM

    Intergraph PDS

    There are three possible levels of interoperability:

    • conversion of model for 3D viewer (eBrowser)
    • import 3D reference models via 3DD format
    • intelligent conversion including 3D model attributes and structure

    It is possible to convert 3D model to eBrowser format, including 3D objects and attributes, 3DD reference file can be imported to CADMATIC 3D Design applications as a reference model. Conversion services are available for transferring 3D intelligent models from PDMS/PDS into CADMATIC intelligent models for further work with CADMATIC Design applications (including the entire parametric model and attribute values). These services are provided by external subcontractors.

    Interoperability, exchangers PDMS® and PDS®

    Smart 3D

    There are three possible levels of interoperability:

    • conversion of model for 3D viewer (eBrowser)
    • import 3D reference models via 3DD format
    • intelligent conversion including 3D model attributes and structure

    It is possible to convert 3D model to eBrowser format, including 3D objects and attributes, 3DD reference file can be imported to CADMATIC 3D Design applications as a reference model. Conversion services are available for transferring 3D intelligent models from Smart3D into CADMATIC intelligent models for further work with CADMATIC Design applications (including the entire parametric model and attribute values). These services are provided by external subcontractors.

    Interoperability, eXchangers smart 3D

    Caesar II

    Support for generating files from CADMATIC format pipes to be imported into Caesar II for stress analysis purposes.

    Read more »

    Isogen

  • Aveva

    PDMS®

    There are three possible levels of interoperability:

    • Conversion of model for 3D viewer (eBrowser)
    • Import 3D reference models via 3DD format
    • Intelligent conversion including 3D model attributes and structure

    It is possible to convert 3D RVM models to the eBrowser format, including 3D objects and attributes, generated at the same time 3DD reference file, can be imported to CADMATIC 3D Design applications as a reference model. Conversion services are available for transferring 3D intelligent models from PDMS/PDS into CADMATIC intelligent models for further work with CADMATIC Design applications (including the entire parametric model and attribute values). These services are provided by external subcontractors.

    Interoperability, exchangers PDMS® and PDS®

    E3D

  • Trimble

    Tekla Structures®

    The native bi-directional interface between CADMATIC and Tekla Structures enables fluent information sharing by combining the structural steel model and project design model. Designers can work simultaneously in both programs and benefit from loading models from other disciplines as native objects. The imported materials can be modified and exported for reuse with all the related information intact. As such, work can be started with a preliminary model in one software platform, after which it is enhanced with more detailed design in another.

    Read more about TEKLA »

  • Bentley®

    Microstation/DGN®

    There are four possible levels of interoperability:

    • export of 2D documents from CADMATIC in DGN format
    • conversion of model for 3D viewer (eBrowser)
    • import 3D reference models via 3DD format
    • intelligent conversion including 3D model attributes and structure

    It is possible to convert 3D model to eBrowser format, including 3D objects and attributes, 3DD reference file can be imported to CADMATIC 3D Design applications as a reference model. Conversion services are available for transferring 3D intelligent models from DGN into CADMATIC intelligent models for further work with CADMATIC Design applications (including the entire parametric model and attribute values). These services are provided by external subcontractors.

    Interoperability, exchangers PDMS® and PDS®

    Autopipe

    Export of piping data for pipe stress analysis using Caesar II format *.cii.

    Read more about AUTOPIPE »


  • SST Systems

    CAEPIPE®

    Support for generating files from CADMATIC format pipes to be imported into CAEPIPE for stress analysis purposes.

    Read more »

  • Zuken

    E3.series®

    Interface to connect E3.series electric diagrams and CADMATIC Cable Router for 3D arrangements of cables.

  • TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG

    PipeFab®

    The PIPEFAB Interface is an interface between CADMATIC Outfitting, pipe production systems PipeFAB of the company Tracto-Technik and is used to control CNC pipe bending machines. For each automatically generated isometric, the interface creates a data file in XML format that includes all the required information to produce the pipes, like bending coordinates, pipe specifications, material information and various other relevant attributes. The interface can be customized to the client’s needs.

    Read more »

  • DST Computer Services

    PipeStress®

    Generates files from CADMATIC in format *.pst to be imported into PipeStress for stress analysis purposes.

  • Siemens

    NX®

    After integrating data from Siemens/NX via the JT standard, the combined intelligent 3D model contains all the information from the respective native software applications. JT is an ISO-standardized 3D data format used in industry for product visualization, collaboration, CAD data exchange, and in some also for long-term data retention. It can contain any combination of approximate (faceted) data, boundary representation surfaces, Product and Manufacturing Information, and Metadata (textual attributes)

    Read more »

  • TransFluid

    TransFluid®

    Generates files for direct link from 3D model to CNC machines in pipe production

    Read more »

  • Lisega

    hanger for Lisega LICAD® V11

    This eXchanger links CADMATIC with globally leading industrial pipe support design software LICAD®. LICAD® generates support drawings, bills of materials, and 3D models in different CAD programs.

    CADMATIC is the first plant design software systems that makes full integration with LICAD®. V11. The interface to LICAD® V11 enables the smooth and automatic transfer of pipe support data between CADMATIC and Licad®.

    • With CADMATIC integration the piping designer has automatically the latest version of Lisega pipe support system items.
    • Automated generation of related material lists and data flow to other systems reduces manual work and improves quality.
    • Databases are automatically updated. Changes in the piping design are also reflected in Licad database
    • Reduce time used for support design by 50%!
  • SAP

    ERP, PM

  • Okino

    PolyTrans®

    CADMATIC eXchanger for PolyTrans® increases compatibility with mechanical CAD software. It addresses the need to utilize mechanical CAD models of equipment and modules providing the possibility to simplify imported models and reduce the size of the imported objects.

    Interoperability, exchangers for polytrans®

    Read more »

  • Building Smart

  • ClearEdge

    EdgeWise

    Take advantage of two superior software solutions.

    The plug-in developed especially for seamless collaboration between EdgeWise and CADMATIC 3D design solutions. All disciplines (piping, structural, background) can be transferred as a native model into CADMATIC. MTO’s and isometric drawings are available from piping, and structural objects can be modified or even transferred to structural packages like Tekla, in case needed. Equipment is intelligent, including connection points to piping.

    This interface is a game changer for anyone who needs to quickly and reliably convert the physical asset into a 3D model, and later to digital twin. Taking advantage of the EdgeWise - CADMATIC plug-in does not require any additional licenses.

    Key benefits of collaboration

    • Transfer any discipline as a native model from EdgeWise into CADMATIC
    • Speed up projects by reducing tedious manual modelling
    • Strong support and in time savings in big process industry projects, like pulp and paper.
  • PointClouds

    Lidar

  • Puma5

    eXchanger for PUMA5®

    This eXchanger links CADMATIC with PUMA5, an integrated engineering IT suite that supports all the activities of the piping discipline: managing the line list, piping specification development, material management up to the generation of material requisitions.

    Automating material data boosts integration of project material data between engineering, procurement, and construction.

    Remarkable time savings are achieved when repetitive tasks are transferred to dedicated systems.

    Promotes successful construction; no overruns on schedules and budgets.

  • Others

    M-CAD

    Using CADMATIC PolyTrans eXchanger more than 100 various MCAD formats can be imported or exported to CADMATIC.

    Interoperability, exchangers for polytrans®

    Read more »

File formats

  • .3dd, *.3dc, *.3dp

    CADMATIC formats for 3D reference data, these are intermediate formats for eXchangers and can include object attributes

  • *.asc, *.pts,*. xyz Point Clouds

    Point clouds can be imported to CADMATIC from several different file formats. The user can select one or multiple files for the import. ASCII text files can be imported from various point cloud data sources. The importer attempts to automatically detect the data format and scale. Before the import starts, the scale and data from an example input line are shown. The user can modify the scale, and also rearrange the positions for coordinate and color data as seen in the file. Import requires at least X, Y and Z values to be defined.

    A separate text file named ScanPositions.txt should exist where each line gives the name of a scanner file, followed by the position of the scanner as x y z. If this file doesn’t exist, bubble views that show the points from the perspective of a specific scanner will not be possible, but other types of shaded views can still be used.

  • *.cii

    Support for generating files from CADMATIC format pipes to be imported into Caesar II for stress analysis purposes.

  • *.dgn

    2D documents can be exported directly to DGN format. 3D models can be converted using CADMATIC eXchanger for PDMS/PDS.

  • *.dwg/*.dxf

    Export 2D drawings - sketches, isometrics and other documents for construction. 3D export of model with eXchanger for AutoCAD.

    The eXchanger can be downloaded for free from our download page. You need to register first, before you are forwarded to the download page.

    Interoperability, eXchangers AutoCAD

    Register and download eXchanger fot AutoCAD

  • *.ebm

    CADMATIC eBrowser, eGo and eShare models files

  • *.ifc

    After integrating data from different software platforms via the IFC standard, the combined intelligent 3D model contains all published information from the respective native software applications. Imported materials are recognized not as 3D shapes as in traditional space holders with referenced objects, but as real objects with all their related information, such as the materials and standards used, mass density attributes etc. The imported materials can be modified and exported for reuse with all the related information intact. As such, work can be started with a preliminary model in one software platform, after which it is enhanced with more detailed design in another. Current format supported: IFC2x3

  • *.jt

    JT is an ISO-standardized 3D data format used in industry for product visualization, collaboration, CAD data exchange, and in some also for long-term data retention. It can contain any combination of approximate (faceted) data, boundary representation surfaces, product and manufacturing information, and metadata (textual attributes)

    Read more »

  • *.mdl

    CADMATIC Plant native 3D model format. MDL files contain references to the CADMATIC library database. Can be used for transferring fully intelligent 3D models. If generated from third-party software, can be used together with API, allowing mapping referenced to the library parts during the import.

  • *.pcf

    Partial support for *.pcf format. Export of PCF file for isometrics for use of pipestress calculations or pipe fabrication.

  • *.pdf

    Any construction or fabrication drawing can be exported directly to PDF format.

  • *.pst

    Export files from CADMATIC in format *.pst to be imported into PipeStress for stress analysis purposes.

  • *.rvm

    There are two possible levels of interoperability:

    • Conversion of model for 3D viewer (eBrowser)
    • Import 3D reference models via 3DD format

    It is possible to convert 3D RVM models to the eBrowser format, including 3D objects and attributes, generated at the same time 3DD reference file can be imported to CADMATIC 3D Design applications as a reference model.

    Interoperability, exchangers PDMS® and PDS®

  • *.txt

    Various reports can be generated: MTO, BOM, material summary lists, with possibility to edit data tables

  • *.xls(x)

    Export of various reports: MTO, BOM, material summary lists, with a possibility to customize and edit data. In certain cases .xls(x) files can be imported, these are editing of dimension tables for components, electrical cable connection lists, or mapping of Diagram - 3D objects data.

  • *.xml

    Many import/export or intermediate formats are based on the XML structure. The CADMATIC script API has the necessary tools to parse valid XML files and to extract XML entities for further processing. CADMATIC uses xml e.g. for export/import of cable lists or lists of equipment/valves for Diagram integration.

  • Various MCAD formats

    Using CADMATIC PolyTrans eXchanger more than 100 MCAD formats can be imported or exported to CADMATIC.

    Read more »

AutoCAD®, PDS®, PDMS®, Smart3D®, Okino®, Tekla®, E3.series® are registered trademarks. Any other product or brand names mentioned may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.