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FreeCAD: List of supported file formats and extensions

Update:May 25, 2019
FreeCAD 0.18

Import

  • 3D Studio mesh (*.3ds)
  • Alias mesh (*.obj)
  • Autodesk DWG 2D (*.dwg)
  • Autodesk DXF 2D (*.dxf)
  • BREP format (*.brep、*.brp)
  • Binary mesh (*.bms)
  • Collada (*.dae)
  • Common airfoil data (*.dat)
  • Vector format image file (*.svg、*.svgz)
  • Excel Spreadsheet (*.xlsx)
  • FEM mesh Fenics (*.xml、*.xdmf)
  • FEM mesh Z88 (*i1.txt)
  • FEM mesh format (*.bdf、*.dat、*.inp、*.med、*.unv、*.vtk、*.vtu、*.z88)
  • FEM result CalculiX (*.frd)
  • FEM result VTK (*.vtk、*.vtu)
  • FEM result Z88 displacements (*o2.txt)
  • FreeCAD material card (*.FCMat)
  • G code (*.nc、*.gc、*.ncc、*.ngc、*.cnc、*.tap、*.gcode)
  • IDF emn (*.emn)
  • IGES (*.iges、*.igs)
  • Raster format image file (*.bmp、*.jpg、*.png、*.xpm)
  • Industry Foundation Classes (*.ifc)
  • Inventor V2.1 (*.iv)
  • Object file format mesh (*.off)
  • Open CAD (*.oca、*.gcad)
  • OpenSCAD CSG (*.csg)
  • PLM XML (*.plmxml)
  • Points data (*.asc、*.pcd、*.ply)
  • POV-Ray file (*.pov、*.inc)
  • Python file (*.py、*.FCMacro、*.FCScript)
  • STEP with color (*.step、*.stp)
  • STEP Zip (*.stpZ、*.stpz)
  • STL mesh (*.stl、*.ast)
  • SVG geometry data (*.svg)
  • Simple model format (*.smf)
  • Spreadsheet (*.csv)
  • Stanford triangular mesh (*.ply)
  • SweetHome3D XML exported (*.zip)
  • VRML V2.0 (*.wrl、*.vrml、*.wrz、*.wrl.gz)
  • Wavefront OBJ - Arch workbench (*.obj)

Export

  • Additive manufacturing format (*.amf)
  • Alias mesh (*.obj)
  • Autodesk DWG 2D (*.dwg)
  • Autodesk DXF 2D (*.dxf)
  • BREP format (*.brep、*.brp)
  • Binary mesh (*.bms)
  • Collada (*.dae)
  • Vector format image file (*.svg、*.svgz、*.dxf)
  • FEM mesh Fenics (*.xml、*.xdmf)
  • FEM mesh TetGen (*.poly)
  • FEM mesh Z88 (*i1.txt)
  • FEM mesh format (*.dat、*.inp、*.med、*.stl、*.unv、*.vtk、*.vtu、*.z88)
  • FEM result VTK (*.vtk、*.vtu)
  • Flattened SVG (*.svg)
  • G code (*.nc、*.gc、*.ncc、*.ngc、*.cnc、*.tap、*.gcode)
  • IGES (*.iges、*.igs)
  • Industry Foundation Classes (*.ifc)
  • Inventor V2.1 (*.iv)
  • JavaScript Object notation (*.json)
  • Object file format mesh (*.off)
  • Open CAD (*.oca)
  • OpenSCAD CSG (*.csg)
  • OpenSCAD (*.scad)
  • Points data (*.asc、*.pcd、*.ply)
  • PDF (*.pdf)
  • STEP with color (*.step、*.stp)
  • STEP Zip (*.stpZ、*.stpz)
  • STL mesh (*.stl、*.ast)
  • Simple model format (*.smf)
  • Stanford triangular mesh (*.ply)
  • Technical drawing (*.svg、*.dxf、*.pdf)
  • VRML V2.0 (*.wrl、*.vrml、*wrz、*.wrl.gz)
  • Wavefront OBJ - Arch workbench (*.obj)
  • WebGL (*.html)

Note: Binary format STL extension is ".stl" and ASCII format STL extension is ".ast".