At a Glance​

How to Export SolidWorks models to AutoCAD Civil 3D?​

The Multi-CAD collaboration is facing multiple challenges. The BIMDeX Data Exchange Ecosystem through its proprietary BXF file format offers a simple yet intuitive solution for the Interoperability challenges.​

  • SolidWorks to Civil 3D data Exporter/Converter is a simple way of data exchange through plug-in/add-on tool which creates native Civil 3D blocks (.dwg) from SolidWorks parts (.sldprt) and assemblies (.sldasm)
  • Exports your SolidWorks model into a BXF file using BXF Exporter Plug-in. Which can be Imported in the Civil 3D platform using BXF Importer Plug-in.
  • There will be no loss in geometry or any other meta data, all the associated properties would be brought in and the RGB colors as well.
  • The tool supports various industry specific requirements like geometric simplification, parameter data exchange.
  • It comes with multilingual support (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc.)​

  • Supported Version:

    SolidWorks: 2016 - 2023

    Civil 3D: 2018 - 2021

How It Works

SolidWorks to Civil 3D Workflow

SolidWorks to SketchUp


SLDPRT & SLDASM file Formats

Export the SolidWorks Model to BXF file by using BXF Exporter for SolidWorks

SolidWorks to SketchUp


BXF file Format

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

SolidWorks to SketchUp


DWG file Format​

Import the BXF file in AutoCAD Civil 3D using the BIMDeX Importer to obtain native Civil 3D Blocks​

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How Is It Different?

SolidWorks to Civil 3D Conversion Features

Expose SolidWorks platform into a Civil 3D environment with easy transfer of SolidWorks model to Civil 3D, other BIM and mechanical software. Control and safe data transfer.

SolidWorks to Sketchup

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Frequently asked questions

All SolidWorks Parts (.sldprt) and Assemblies (.sldasm) can be converted to Civil 3D Blocks (.DWG)
Any model type such as Furniture, Lighting, 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 SolidWorks models to AutoCAD for you.
No, this is just an addon plugin tool that will be installed in your existing SolidWorks and Civil 3D environments.
You can export including the part properties, colors as well as all geometry. There will be no loss in any meta data. The hierarchy will be maintained and components will be instantiated.
You can either raise an enquiry through the web form or contact with your requirement. One of our representatives will get in touch with you and assist you accordingly.
You can either purchase the product from us directly by reaching us at or through on of our approved re-sellers in your region. Please refer to the "Resellers" page in the "Contacts" menu for the list of our re-sellers.
We offer Annual subscription, Single User Node Locked license, Network Floating license starting from 5 users and enterprise license options. Please reach out to for more information on product licensing and pricing.
Yes, support and maintenance is included with the annual subscription for all our products.