Can SolidWorks save in any 3D model file format that's publicly documented?

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.

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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.

 
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Which program are you trying to import into?

 
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in Pro/E 5.0 you can save in .stp, parasolid, iges, inventor, catia, and 38 more formats!

 
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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 ...

 
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i can open solidworks format on autocad 2010 directly

 
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