SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect is a new feature introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2017, capable of working seamlessly with 3rd party CAD files from various CAD tools and unlocking new workflows to streamline collaboration with customers and vendors.
SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect bypasses the entire translation process of 3rd party CAD files and allows us to work as they were native SOLIDWORKS files.
With SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, we can have direct integration of CAD files from various design tools like PTC®Creo®, Autodesk® Inventor®, Siemens® NX, SolidEdge®, and CATIA®.
With SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, we can directly open files and use them as base parts or even directly insert files in SOLIDWORKS assemblies. We can even update both parts and assemblies as the native files gets updated automatically.
SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect avoids errors caused in the assemblies or in the parts due to the changes in the native file as it has awareness of all the components even in its native design tool.
SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, we can unlock any 3D model, thus removing the word “Translation” from the dictionary.
Find the below tutorial for more information and workflows of SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect.