SpaceClaim Add-Ons

SpaceClaim adds value to existing CAD infrastructure by enabling all engineers to leverage existing data and contribute to product definition in 3-D. SpaceClaim can seamlessly open and edit 2-D and 3-D data from almost any CAD system and manipulate lightweight geometry from digital mockup formats such as JT. SpaceClaim can edit foreign data just as easily as if it were created in SpaceClaim itself. SpaceClaim also produces precise, accurate 3-D data and 2-D drawings to specify detailed design in CAD, creating the most effective handoff to CAD possible. By allowing all engineers to communicate in 3-D and 2-D, teams can eliminate much of the waste and rework associated with monolithic CAD processes.


  • Works with your in-house CAD 
  • Eliminate waste caused by back and forth with CAD
  • Mix and match geometry from multiple sources to get the answers you need
  • Easy-to-use, easy-to-learn, low total cost of ownership (TCO)


  • Read 2-D and 3-D CAD data, including native formats such as JT, STEP, and 3DPDF
  • Write data in formats suitable to CAD, such as JT, CATIA v5, and STEP
  • Edit geometry regardless of origin to suggest edits to the CAD team
  • Repair flawed or poorly-constructed models with push-button simple tools
  • Lightweight open for large assemblies
  • Perform real-time design reviews with customers and colleagues
  • Create 3-D markup and drawings to communicate design changes

Supported Formats

Module Opens Saves

SpaceClaim Engineer


ACIS, AMF, DXF, DWG, IDF, IGES, OBJ, Rhino, SketchUp, STEP, STL, Bitmaps, Videos

ACIS, Acrobat 2D & 3D (lightweight), AMF, DXF, DWG, IGES, KeyShot, PowerPoint, Rhino, SketchUp, STEP, STL, VRML, OBJ, XAML, XPS, Bitmaps, Videos

Data Exchange I

CATIA v4, Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, VDA-FS


Data Exchange II

 NX, Parasolid, Solid Edge, SolidWorks


CATIA v5 Data Exchange



JT Open Data Exchange



3D PDF Data Exchange