At a Glance

How to Export AutoCAD Plant 3D models to SolidWorks?

  • BIMDeX Plant3D Exporter and SolidWorks Importer is a Add-in for AutoCAD Plant3D & SolidWorks Application provided by BIMDeX.
  • Export your Plant3D models (.dwg) as a BXF file using our Plant3D Exporter plugin. This will translates all the data from Plant3D model as a BXF file and Import the BXF file inside SolidWorks as parts (.sldprt) and assemblies (.sldasm) using our SolidWorks Importer Plugin.
  • Exports the Plant 3D models to SolidWorks with the same Hierarchy & Meta data. Option to export based on Coordinates system.
  • BIMDeX tool provides lot of customized features for the user during Export & Import.
  • It comes with multilingual support (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc.)

  • Supported Version:

    AutoCAD Plant 3D: 2020 - 2024

    SolidWorks : 2016 - 2023

How It Works

AutoCAD Plant 3D to SolidWorks Conversion Workflow

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DWG file Format

Export the Plant 3D Model to BXF file by using BXF Exporter for AutoCAD Plant 3D

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BXF file Format

BBXF file would carry all the designed data information of the model.

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SLDPRT & SLDASM file Formats

Import the BXF file in SolidWorks using the BIMDeX Importer to obtain native SolidWorks Parts & Assemblies 

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How Is It Different?

AutoCAD Plant 3D to SolidWorks Conversion Features

Expose AutoCAD Plant3D platform into 3D CAD Design environment with easy transfer of Plant3D models to SolidWorks and other mechanical software. Control and safe data transfer.

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Frequently asked questions

All AutoCAD Plant 3D Block (.dwg) files can be converted to SolidWorks Parts (.sldprt) and Assemblies (.sldasm) files.
Any model type such as Lighting, Industiral, HVAC, MEP Elements, Structural or Architectural components can be converted.
The tool works in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish environments.
You need to have both the software to use the product. But if you do not, you can opt our CAD translation service, so we would convert your AutoCAD Plant 3D models to SolidWorks for you.
No, this is just an addon plugin tool that will be installed in your existing AutoCAD Plant 3D and SolidWorks environments.
You can export models including colors, parameters and hierarchy. There will be no loss in geometry. The model will not just be one bulk. Also AutoCAD Plant 3D blocks can be grouped based on their layers as well.
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