Inventor has the ability to communicate with many computer-aided design (CAD) and non-CAD software applications.
The reasons for exporting or importing data are widely varied. You may want to import an old AutoCAD file to convert to 3D, or you may need to export a file to a rapid prototyping and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) application.
Regardless of the reason, you need flexibility. This appendix lists the available formats for exchange between other applications and Inventor.
Inventor stores its data in several formats depending on the type of file you're creating. You can also import a number of neutral file formats as well as data directly from other 3D CAD systems. Here is a ...