Xometry can interpret a variety of 3D CAD file types for instant online quoting. These include:
- STEP (.stp, .step)
- SOLIDWORKS (.sldprt)
- STL (.stl)
- Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
- Autodesk Inventor (.ipt)
- Dassault Systems (.edxml, .catpart)
- CADKEY (.prt)
- PTC, Siemens (.prt)
- ACIS (.sat)
Xometry can support native CAD exports from popular 3D modeling software
Note on STL files
STL files cannot be used to fabricate CNC, Sheet Metal, or Injection Molded components. Please use another file such as an SLDPRT or STP.
Note on Multi-Body and Assembly files
Xometry's instant online quoting does not support assembly files. This can include assemblies exported as a STEP as well as parts with embedded inserts (e.g. sheet metal files with PEM inserts embedded). It is recommended to upload each discrete part separately for an assembly. Inserts and pins can be defined in the drop-down modal for the part and do not need a 3D model.
Model-Based Definition (MBD), or Part Modeling Information (PMI)
MBD and PMI embedded data are not recognized on Xometry's instant quoting engine. If your file contains tapped holes, surface finishing, or non-standard tolerances, please add that information in the drop-down or notes section of the quoting process. We recommend attaching a .pdf drawing or reference image as well to assure we manufacture to your full specifications.
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