Advanced Data Exchange Components

Improve the interoperability of your application with OPEN CASCADE Advanced Data Exchange interfaces!


OPEN CASCADE provides a set of components (SDKs) dedicated to data exchange between applications based on Open CASCADE Technology and third-party CAD systems.

Data exchange interfaces are particularly interesting for industrial users working in environments that require interoperability between different types of software. Software editors looking to provide a broader access to their applications can also benefit from this kind of functionality.

OPEN CASCADE data exchange interfaces can translate geometrical data (BRep or mesh, depending on the format), as well as the assembly structure and some attributes (names, colors, layers and others).

OPEN CASCADE is committed to providing data exchange interfaces that ensure high quality of data transfers thanks to powerful Shape Healing algorithms, part of Open CASCADE Technology.

Data exchange interfaces to standard formats (IGES 5.3, STEP AP 203 and 214, STL and VRML) have always been one of the key features of Open CASCADE Technology, available in open source.

OPEN CASCADE also offers additional interfaces to other, including proprietary, formats (ACIS SAT and SAB, DXF, Parasolid X_T and X_B, JT, IFC, Nastran, OBJ, etc.)

All OPEN CASCADE data exchange interfaces can be used either integrated into your specific software or as separate standalone products.

Other interoperability solutions are available with our Product Partners.