.igs/.iges, .sat, .smt and .stp/.step
These would be VERY helpful for those of us working in a Engineering Department. Engineers create models and we Technical Illustrators would love to make use of those models. Right now our option is a VERY EXPENSIVE Keyshot program. Bu we already have Adobe CC so it would be a great fit! So, PLEASE add support for at least these. Then later we'll bug you about native support for popular Solid Modeling Programs like SolidWorks and SolidEdge.
Hello everyone! Thank you for your votes/comments on adding .more file formats for Dimension. We are actively working on this and near completion on FBX, STL, SKP, and GLTF and are actively working on IGES and other formats. We plan to have some initial formats on our Prerelease soon, and I’ll send another update when that’s ready.
For now, we’re looking for some user files to help our testing process. We have many files from other sources, but user files are the best way to make sure we’ve covered all the possibilities! If any of you have some files you are able to share with us for testing we’d appreciate your contribution!
The files will be used only for the purposes of testing features. They will not be shared, sold, distributed, or used for other purposes.
You can send smaller files directly to firstname.lastname@example.org (<20 MB). If it’s greater, please use a file sharing service like Dropbox, We Share, Google Drive, etc and send a link to email@example.com.
Thank you again for all of your support and involvement!
In addition to the aforementioned filetypes, the ability to import .sldprt, .sldassm, and .3dm would be extremely helpful.
AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension) commented
Our first formats are .fbx and .stl, we're ironing out some bugs with those first. .iges and .stp would be next and I'll let you know when we've started. In the mean time please keep sending your files! It will help us make it more robust when we start dev and less buggy when we start prerelease testing!
Hello, for your information Photoshop is already able to open IGS files, and then you should be able to export to OBJ in order to finish your work in Dimension...
Chuck Witt commented
I do printing and graphic design. To be able to offer photorealistic rendering options to manufacturers without having to purchase an expensive professional 3D CAD program would be incredible. Many 3D CAD programs don't have an option to save to OBJ or the other formats you're working on but all have the capability to export to IGS/IGES or STP/STEP.
Is there an anticipated time frame as to when testing with IGS or STP files will begin?
That's a fantastic news!! \ (^u^) / Thank you Jeanette! Please say thanks to Dimension CC's team as well....
Josh Ryder commented
Very cool, jmlg12! Thanks for posting that bit of info.
Do you know that you can open an Igs file in Photoshop CC and export it in OBJ in order to import it in Dimension CC?
Yeah, only having access to OBJ is a HUGE drawback in a production environment.
And it's kinda slow. Good idea though, will be following the development.
Anthony Rorke commented
Would be nice to import 3D Models in other formats, i.e. .STP Files, .IGES Files
I guess that the most problem with IGS and STP is that the Surfaces are described as Nurbs and not as Polygons
But in the other hand, Photoshop is able to do it (at least Igs)
the second issue will be to have consistant UV's
I am working with IGS & STP files.
Can these be brought over to Felix somehow?