Autodesk® DirectConnect software enables you to exchange industrial design data efficiently with engineers using CAD products. The result is a fluid digital design workflow that eliminates rework, saves time, and preserves your design intent.
To exchange data with mechanical design and engineering products from Autodesk, such as AutoCAD® or Autodesk® Inventor® software, the DirectConnect software should be installed to enable these imports.
Autodesk DirectConnect supports the following third-party data formats:
|Windows 32-Bit||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.)||✓||✓|
Read about enhancements in the 2013 release of Autodesk DirectConnect:
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.