The tables below show the Electrical and Mechanical CAD systems we know can read or write the file types supported by ecad.io.
There may be other systems that support the same file formats as ecad.io that we're not aware of, so please let us know if you spot any errors or omissions. You can contact us either through the User Forum, or directly by email.

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ecad.io can read files from these Electrical CAD Systems:

Vendor Product File Type(s) File Suffixes Notes Details
Altium Altium Designer *.emn & *.emp (see note) *Other file suffixes also used. Click button for details.
Altium P-CAD *.brd & *.pro Versions 2001 to 2006 SP2 supported.
P-CAD was retired in 2006 in favour of Altium Designer
Cadence Allegro IDF 3.0: *.bdf & *.ldf
IPC 2581A: *.cvg
Cadence OrCAD
CadSoft Eagle *.brd Version 6.0 onwards.
DDE USA Supermax ECAD *.brd & *.lib
KiCAD KiCAD EDA *.emn & *.emp
Mentor BoardStation
Mentor Expedition (earlier versions) *.brd & *.lib
Mentor Xpedition *.emn & *.emp
Mentor PADS (earlier versions) *.emn & *.emp Additional Module required for earlier versions of PADS
Mentor PADS Standard *.emn & *.emp IDF 3.0 import and export is included in the current versions of the PADS product range
Mentor PADS Standard Plus *.emn & *.emp IDF 3.0 import and export is included in the current versions of the PADS product range
Mentor PADS Professional *.emn & *.emp IDF 3.0 import and export is included in the current versions of the PADS product range
Westdev Pulsonix EDA *.idb & *.ldl
Zuken CADSTAR
Zuken CR-5000
Zuken CR-8000

ecad.io can read the following Mechanical CAD file types (when uploading user components):

File Type(s) File Suffixes Notes Details
SolidWorks *.sldprt
Siemens NX *.prt
PTC Creo *.prt
Catia *.catpart
STEP *.stp & *.step
IGES *.igs & *.iges
STL *.stl
ACIS *.sat
Parasolid *.x_t & *.x_b
JT *.jt

These Mechanical CAD Systems can read files created by ecad.io:

Vendor Product File Type(s) File Suffixes Notes Details
Alibre Alibre IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Ansys SpaceClaim IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Autodesk Inventor IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Autodesk Fusion 360 STEP STEP: *.stp & *.step
Dassault Systemes Catia IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Onshape Onshape STEP STEP: *.stp & *.step
PTC Pro Engineer IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
PTC Creo IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Siemens NX IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl
Siemens SolidEdge IGES, STEP, STL IGES: *.igs & *.iges. STEP: *.stp & *.step. STL: *.stl

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