At a Glance​

How to Export SolidWorks models to Rhino? ​

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 Rhino data Exporter/Converter is a simple way of data exchange through plug-in/add-on tool which creates native Rhino blocks (.3dm) 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 Rhino 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

    Rhino: 5.0, 6.0 & 7.0

How It Works

SolidWorks to Rhino Conversion Workflow

SolidWorks to Rhino


SLDPRT & SLDASM file Formats​

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

SolidWorks to Rhino


BXF file Format​

BXF file would carry all the design data information of the model.​

SolidWorks to Rhino


3DM file Format​

Import the BXF file in Rhino using the BIMDeX Importer to obtain native Rhino Blocks​

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How Is It Different?

SolidWorks to Rhino Conversion Features

Expose SolidWorks platform into the BIM environment with easy transfer of SolidWorks model to Rhino, other BIM and mechanical software. Control and safe data transfer.

SolidWorks to Rhino

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SolidWorks to Rhino

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Frequently asked questions

All SolidWorks part (.sldprt) and assembly (.sldasm) files can be converted to Rhino Blocks (.3dm).
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 Rhino for you.
No, this is just an addon plugin tool that will be installed in your existing SolidWorks and Rhino environments.
No, our tool works on our proprietary BXF file format. The SolidWorks model is converted to a BXF file using the SolidWorks Export plugin and the BXF file is then converted to Rhino files using the Rhino Import plugin.
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.