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Paris, Thusday May 25, 2023 - CAD Exchanger, the renowned CAD file conversion software, is back with version 3.19.0 packed with major updates. Among them, we are thrilled to present the new Autodesk Revit format, BIM-specific data model, and our native CDXBIM format. This release offers improved interoperability, allowing you to work seamlessly and efficiently with your CAD models. Discover the latest features that will help you make the most out of your architectural design projects.

Support for Autodesk Revit format

CAD Exchanger Revit Import

Autodesk Revit format is one of the most popular BIM formats used in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. We are pleased to announce its support in CAD Exchanger SDK. RVT files with the .rvt extension can now be imported into our software. This functionality is currently available only in the SDK, but support in the Lab version will be available in a future release. CAD Exchanger currently covers several recent versions of the Revit format, including versions 2021 and 2022.

BIM-specific data model

CAD Exchanger BIM data model

CAD Exchanger introduces a BIM-specific data model designed to optimize BIM workflows. Each element of the BIM model has a fixed class field that enables associativity with Revit families. This facilitates storing, reusing, and iterating upon families using CAD Exchanger SDK. For maximum performance, only used elements of the families are translated, while unused family elements are not saved. It is possible to switch from the BIM data model to the traditional CAD data model, but this results in the loss of BIM-specific information.

CAD Exchanger native CDXBIM format

CAD Exchanger CDXBIM

The CAD Exchanger team has developed the CDXBIM format for persistent storage of BIM models. Now you can save your BIM models in CDXBIM format and later restore the information without the need for conversion from IFC. Import IFC or Autodesk Revit files, obtain the BIM model, make necessary changes, and work with our format inside CAD Exchanger SDK. The CDXBIM format also provides faster model loading, enhancing your productivity.

CAD Exchanger version 3.19.0 introduces powerful features to enhance CAD interoperability. With support for Autodesk Revit format, the BIM-specific data model, and the native CDXBIM format, you have advanced tools to collaborate effectively on BIM projects. Experience optimized performance, increased ease of use, and seamless integration into your existing workflows. Don't miss out on the latest advancements in CAD Exchanger for enhanced CAD interoperability in your architectural projects.

For more details on new features and bug fixes, refer to this page.

CAD Exchanger is an easy to use and inexpensive CAD solution for viewing and converting 3D models. It will allow you to read the main CAD formats like Catia, NX, Creo and save them in another format like STEP, JT or others. This new version of the product is immediately available to all maintenance customers wishing to update CAD Exchanger to version 3.19.