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DirectConnect Data Transfer

The DirectConnect tool is included with Alias automotive design and styling software. It enables imports and data exchange with mechanical design and engineering products, such as AutoCAD design and documentation software or Inventor 3D CAD software. The result is a fluid digital design workflow that helps you to reduce rework, save time and preserve design intent.

DirectConnect also supports the following 3rd-party data formats:

Version Windows 64-Bit Mac OS
SolidWorks¹  
PTC Granite Based Systems (Pro/ENGINEER and CREO)  
CATIA V5  
CATIA V4  
Siemens NX  
Inventor  
STEP
DWG™ & DXF
IGES
Siemens JT  
DWF (Export Only)  
ZPR (Export is supported for the Microsoft Windows version of Alias)  

Updates to DirectConnect Data Transfer

¹For importing SolidWorks files, you don't need an Autodesk DirectConnect licence. However, SolidWorks 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010 must be puchased, installed and licensed on the same machine and running before importing the file.