The DirectConnect tool is included with Alias® automotive design and styling software. It enables imports and data exchange with mechanical design and engineering products, such as AutoCAD design and documentation software or Inventor 3D CAD software. The result is a fluid digital design workflow that eliminates rework, saves time, and preserves your design intent.
DirectConnect also supports the following third-party data formats:
|Windows 64-Bit||Mac OS|
|PTC Granite Based Systems (Pro/ENGINEER and CREO)||✓|
|DWG™ & DXF||✓||✓|
|DWF (Export Only)||✓|
|ZPR (Export is supported for the Microsoft Windows version of Alias)||✓|
Download the DirectConnect 2015 User's Guide
¹For importing SolidWorks files, you do not need an Autodesk DirectConnect license. However, SolidWorks 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010 must be purchased, installed, licensed on the same machine, and running before importing the file.