External data format translation is required .
Internally-translated neutral data format is used, no external data translation is required.
No internally translated neutral data format is used, no data translation is required.
Requires user to exit from current program back to operating system to run second
program. The round-trip process is not necessarily automated, and the user
may need to specify datafiles.
Launches second program without exiting current program. When finished, user
is returned back to first program in the same state as when it was exited.
This is either an integral part of the program, or appears that way to the
user. No program is launched, no exit is required.
Requires purchase from a third party of optional software not supported by the vendor.
Requires purchase of optional software supported by the vendor and sold
either by the vendor or by a third party.
Included as part of the system.
Requires custom programming. Can be accomplished in less than
one man-month with tools included as part of the system.
Scheduled to be incorporated in the next release of the software.
Not appropriate or not applicable.
No, or not possible.
Symbol as appears in the books tables:
+ m l J H n z
y u F G
What file exchange formats do you support?
import DXF 2D only
import DXF 3D
import PICT or PICT2
import AutoCAD native .DWG file
import CADDS 4x native file
import Intergraph native file .DGN
import CADAM native file
import CGM file
import STEP level 1 model
import STEP level 3 model
import STL file
import HPGL file
import postscript file
import other formats
export DXF 2D only
export DXF 3D
export PICT or PICT2
export AutoCAD native .DWG file
export CADDS 4x native file
export Intergraph native file .DGN
export CADAM native file
export CGM file
export HPGL file
export STEP level 1 model
export STEP level 3 model
export STL file
export postscript file
export NC file
export other formats
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