Are any of 3D output formats supported by SolidWorks publicly documented? I need to save a model and read it into another program for additional processing.
DXF is not 3D, and STL loses all of the feature information.
Parasolid, iges, and step files can be exported. All three lose feature history as they are dumb solids, but they should import into most programs.
As Rohit Mitra said, STEP, IGES and Parasolid are the standard formats for sharing CAD data, they and any other neutral format are going to lose the feature tree ...
i can open solidworks format on autocad 2010 directly