FormatWorks is a SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Product Add-in that solves frustrating data translation problems for SOLIDWORKS users. It has the highest level of integration within SOLIDWORKS with a fully integrated “single window” application.
FormatWorks extends the SOLIDWORKS data translation capability by providing automatic, accurate, and reliable bi-directional translation. It provides extended support of native CAD formats CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CATIA V6, Siemens NX, Inventor, Creo/ProE that are limited or not available in SOLIDWORKS. It also supports Model Based Definition (MBD) information such as, file annotations, PMI, FT&A, or GD&T. FormatWorks can directly read MBD from CATIA V5, Siemens NX and Creo/ProE native formats.
FormatWorks also provides automatic repair and healing to ensure that all imported 3D CAD models including IGES and STEP meet the criteria set by SOLIDWORKS to form valid solids. 3D models read through FormatWorks translator are automatically repaired to exact solids within the original model tolerance.