FormatWorks provides an automatic, accurate and reliable translation for single parts or large complex assemblies into SOLIDWORKS. Reduce time and save money by re-using legacy instead of re-designing new parts.

Simplify your import to SOLIDWORKS

FormatWorks extends the SOLIDWORKS data translation capability to support CATIA V5 and V4 data and many other native and neutral CAD formats.

The technology used in FormatWorks is based on propriety algorithms developed by Capvidia highly automates the whole process and provide accurate and reliable CAD data translation to and from SOLIDWORKS.

FormatWorks simplifies the import to SOLIDWORKS adding the automatic repair and healing which ensures that imported models meet SOLIDWORKS’ criteria and form valid solids. This repair is always performed within the model tolerance while maintaining original model integrity and preventing model deformation.

Why use FormatWorks?

There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:

  • Reduce time when dealing with imported geometry, repair and healing and stay within your project budget
  • Save time by reusing legacy data instead of re-designing
  • Use third-party geometry to efficiently construct your tools

Want to see FormatWorks features?

FormatWorks comes with several beneficial features and functions.
Learn more about all of them now.

Functions and features

Functions and featuresFormatWorks
Data Translation Add-In for SOLIDWORKS
Preview, Select and Translate
Batch Translation
Feature Translation
Auxiliary Geometry and LCS
Data Formats (see product sheet specifications regarding import/export)
CATIA V5, CATIA V4, ProE Wildfire, Pro/E – Creo, UGS, Siemens NX, Inventor, IGES, SolidEdge, STEP A203/A214/242, ACIS, VDA-FS, 3DPDF.
Automatic Repair
Manual Repair
Manual Repair Workflow
MBD (Model Based Definition) Support

Want to learn more? Download FormatWorks product sheet here.


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Scalable license models

With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can choose to rent or buy the software – all depending on your need.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
When experiencing a short-term need – renting a license is a good option. It gives you easy access to excellent tools and full flexibility at a low cost.

SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licensing
When you have a long-term need for a solution, a perpetual license is more cost effective.

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