|OPEN CASCADE features a number of interfaces with CAD data exchange formats, both standard and proprietary.|
|Data exchange modules have always been one of the key points of Open CASCADE Technology differentiating it from many other geometric kernels and CAD systems. The high quality of data transfer is ensured by Shape Healing, whose algorithms are directly used by data exchange modules.|
OPEN CASCADE provides standard interfaces (IGES 5.3, STEP AP 203 and 214, STL and VRML) in open source, while interfaces to proprietary formats are provided on a paying basis. They can be used either integrated into your specific software or as separate standalone products.
The scope of processed data includes both geometrical and topological data as well as assemblies and attributes (names, colors, layers and others).
All available interfaces can be schematically presented as follows