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DirectConnect Data Transfer

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
SolidWorks¹
PTC Granite Based Systems (Pro/ENGINEER and CREO)
CATIA V5
CATIA V4
Siemens NX
Inventor  
STEP
DWG™ & DXF
IGES
Siemens JT  
DWF (Export Only)  
ZPR (Export is supported for the Microsoft Windows version of Alias)  

Updates to DirectConnect Data Transfer

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.