CrossManager is a standalone software that converts files from most CAD formats. With CrossManager, you just have to select a CAD file in the software to convert it automatically in the format you need.
A Plug-in is linked to the software for which it was designed and it is not sufficient on its own. Consequently to use CROSSCAD/PLG users must run a license for the software on the same workstation. Plug-ins require the same environment and resources than the software.
Datakit’s SOLIDWORKS plug-ins, with their unique depth of capability, have become favorites of the SOLIDWORKS community. These tools enable users to transfer a wealth of native data: 2D, 3D, geometric, topological, attributes, construction history, FD&T and Features with a wide choice of control parameters addressing specific user needs. The assembly tree preview functions are available to help and choose the level at which they want to open the elements they are interested in.