Learn about CAD File Formats and APIs that can open and create CAD files
CAD stands for Computer Aided Design. The term CADD (for Computer Aided Design and Drafting) is also used. It is used for a 3D graphics file format and may contain 2D or 3D designs. CAD file is a digital file format of an object generated and used by CAD software. A CAD file contains a technical drawing, blueprint, schematic, or 3D rendering of an object. There may be other CAD tools that can be used to create, open, edit and export these .cad files to more widely used CAD drawing file formats. Below we are going to discuss about the most popular CAD File Formats and the most recommended software that can open, modify and convert it other popular formats.
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List of CAD File Extensions and Associated File Formats
Following is a list of common CAD file formats along with their file extensions.