SYCODE launches four AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ins for Solid Edge

November 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
SYCODE today launched AutoCAD DWG and DXF file import and export add-ins for Solid Edge.

"Solid Edge already has the ability to read and write AutoCAD DWG and DXF files", explains Deelip Menezes, owner of SYCODE. “However, this ability is severely limited to 2D DWG/DXF files only. When importing DWG/DXF files, Solid Edge ignores 3D objects such as solids, bodies and regions and creates a 2D drawing document from the 2D curves present in the file. Moreover, Solid Edge 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 Solid Edge users. Our AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ins for Solid Edge are designed to remove this limitation and give Solid Edge users the ability to read and write 3D DWG/DXF files."

The AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ins for Solid Edge are:
(1) DWG Import for Solid Edge - DWG import add-in
(2) DXF Import for Solid Edge - DXF import add-in
(3) DWG Export for Solid Edge - DWG export add-in
(4) DXF Export for Solid Edge - DXF export add-in

The DWG/DXF import add-ins read 3D solid geometry from DWG/DXF files and creates corresponding solid bodies in a Solid Edge part or assembly document. The DWG/DXF export add-ins reads solid bodies in an Solid Edge part or assembly document and create corresponding 3D solid geometry objects in a DWG/DXF file. The export add-ins also allow solid bodies to be exported as meshes in the DWG/DXF file. This is particularly useful when exporting 3D data to CAD systems that do not read ACIS solids in AutoCAD files. These add-ins can read and write DWG and DXF files up to the latest version of AutoCAD.

The AutoCAD 3D interoperability add-ins are priced at 195 EUR each and are available as fully functional 10 day/run trials. The software comes with detailed documentation in the form of a compiled HTML help file which contains a step-by-step tutorial to get the end user started in the shortest possible time.

Detailed information about these add-ins and trial downloads can be found at

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About Solid Edge

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SYCODE develops cutting-edge software solutions for Computer Aided Design (CAD). These solutions are in the form of standalone applications or plug-ins that work inside major CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk 3D Studio MAX, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Maya, Alibre Design, Rhinoceros, SpaceClaim, IntelliCAD, etc.

SYCODE also designs, develops and implements customized software solutions for companies worldwide. The customized solution may be a standalone application working closely with the client's existing CAD application or a plug-in to the CAD application.