Need to bring specific CAD format files into modo? The CAD Loaders for modo are ideal for designers, engineers, product visualization specialists and 3D generalists who need to bring CAD data into modo for visualization or design. In addition to simply loading CAD data, the CAD Loaders also provide interactive control over how geometry is imported and provide you with the ability to handle large files with repetitive elements.
The CAD Loaders are based on Parasolid© – an industry-leading geometry kernel with associated APIs for translating Parasolid’s XT data format and other popular industry formats.
“The CAD Loaders for modo are an awesome addition to my workflow. The quad-based import option is an outstanding improvement. Eliminating triangles from my imported geometry results in an asset that is easier to work with and occupies a smaller memory footprint. In addition, the wide variety of CAD formats is a huge plus.” – Paul McCrorey
The CAD Loaders are available in two configurations, Advanced and Basic:
Advanced CAD Loader includes the Parasolid (.x_t and .x_b), IGES (.igs and .iges) and STEP (.stp and .step) file loaders.
Basic CAD Loader only includes the Parasolid (.x_t and .x_b) standalone file loader.