Mastercam Translators

Mastercam supports the import and export of several file formats. You can find what file format versions are supported in each Mastercam release in the tables below.

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Translator Extensions Version R/W Solids Info
2D PDF .PDF na R n/a
Info

Read 2D PDF- wireframe and text only. Write 2D PDF using File-Print and “Print to “PDF”.

3D Experience .3DXML R2022X R R
Info

Catia V5/V6 Read License required. 

3D Mfg. Format .3MF na RW W
Info

Imports meshes- Exports Solids & Surfaces as Meshes

3D PDF .PDF na W W
Info

Write 3D PDF- all entities, levels, toolpaths, and stock models. The 3D result is not viewable in a browser or hand-held device. We recommend the free Adobe Reader. 

ACIS .SAB, .SAT 2021 1.0 RW RW
Additive Mfg. .AMF na RW W
Info

Imports meshes- Exports Solids & Surfaces as Meshes

Alibre Design .AD_PRT, .AD_SMP V24 R R
Autocad .DWG, .DXF 2023 RW RW
Info

Mastercam 2019 Autocad *.DWG / *.DXF Translator

Use DXFRescuer c-hook for non-standard DXF files.

Autocad .DWF, .DWFX 2023 R N/A
Autodesk Inventor .IPT, .IAM 2022 R R
Info

Solids only. No PMI or colors imported if only Inventor View installed.

Autodesk Inventor .IDW 2022 R N/A
Info

No PMI or colors imported if only Inventor View installed.

CATIA V5** .CATPart, CATProduct V5-6R2022 (R32) R R
Info

Catia V5/V5 Read license required

IGES .IGS 5.3 RW W
Info

Mastercam IGES Translator

Solids are converted to surfaces, no views or drawing layouts are available.

JT .JT 10.7 R R
Info

Siemens 3D file format

KeyCreator .CKD 2021 R R
Info

Mastercam KeyCreator Translator

Translator reads solids only

Parasolid .X_T, .X_B, .XMT_TXT 34 R/W R/W
Postscript .AI, .EPS .PS 7,8* R N/A
ProE / Creo** .PRT, .ASM Wildfire5/Creo 8 R R
Info

Creo Read Only license required.

 

 

Raster 2 Vector .JPG, .TIF, .BMP N/A R N/A
Rhino .3DM 7 R N/A
SolidEdge .PAR, .PSM, .ASM 2022 R R
Info

Translator reads solids only.

SOLIDWORKS .SLDDRW 2022 R N/A
Info

SOLIDWORKS must be installed for this translator to function.

SOLIDWORKS .SLDPRT, .SLDASM 2022 R R
Info

Solids only. SOLIDWORKS required for Feature History or Sketches.

SpaceClaim .SCDOC 2022 R R
Info

Solids only

STEP .STP, .STEP All R/W R/W
Info

“Part 42” data/AP203, AP214, AP242

Stereolithography .STL 1 R/W W
Info

Imports meshes. Exports Solids and Surface as meshes.

Unigraphics** .PRT NX2007 up to v2015 R R
Info

UG/NX Read Only license required

VDA .VDA 2 R/W W
Info

Exports Solids as Surfaces

Wavefront .OBJ na RW W
Info

Imports meshes. Exports Solids and Surfaces as meshes; Wireframe as polylines

*Only the versions listed are supported.

** These translators are not included with Mastercam and need to be purchased for an additional cost. Please contact your
Mastercam Reseller for more information.