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.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.

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started  ·  AdminJeanette Mathews (Product Manager, Dimension) responded  · 

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 tickets@adobedimension.com (<20 MB). If it’s greater, please use a file sharing service like Dropbox, We Share, Google Drive, etc and send a link to tickets@adobedimension.com.

Thank you again for all of your support and involvement!

Jeanette Mathews
Product Manager


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In addition to the aforementioned filetypes, the ability to import .sldprt, .sldassm, and .3dm would be extremely helpful.

  • AdminJeanette Mathews (Product Manager, Dimension) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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!

  • jmlg12 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    That's a fantastic news!! \ (^u^) / Thank you Jeanette! Please say thanks to Dimension CC's team as well....

  • jmlg12 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • jmlg12 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am working with IGS & STP files.
    Can these be brought over to Felix somehow?

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