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CAD Converter for Alibre Design- A data exchange add-on for Alibre Design

CAD Converter for Alibre Design is a data exchange add-on for Alibre Design. It gives Alibre Design the ability to import and export a number of CAD file formats. CAD Converter for Alibre Design is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into Alibre Design and adds a new menu called "CAD Converter" to the Alibre Design menu.

Follow the simple instructions in the ReadMe document which can be found in the installation folder. Once loaded it adds new commands to Alibre Design's existing commands and a new submenu called "CAD Converter" to the Alibre Design menu containing these newly added commands.

CAD Convert for Alibre Design supports the following CAD file formats:


3DM (Rhinoceros)
3DS (3D Studio)
OBJ (Wavefront)
SKP (SketchUp)
STL (Stereolithpgraphy)
VTK (Visualization Toolkit)


3DM (Rhinoceros)
3DS (3D Studio)
OBJ (Wavefront)
VTK (Visualization Toolkit)


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System Requirements

Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Alibre Design plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • Alibre Design (32 Bit): Professional & Expert 10 to 12

  • Alibre Design (32 & 64 Bit): Professional & Expert 2011 to 2013

  • Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of CAD Converter for Alibre Design by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find CAD Converter Alibre Design extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

  Download CAD Converter for Alibre Design 1.25 MB
  Buy 7 Day License $29.99
s Buy with Subscription (Recommended)
  Buy Without Subscription $295

IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Since CAD Converter for Alibre Design is a add-on for Alibre Design powered applications, it must be loaded into the application's environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the CAD Converter for Alibre Design ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-on file into the Alibre Design powered application, simply click on the menu items in the "CAD Converter" sub menu to run the new commands. Truly, software made simple!


The CAD Converter submenu

CAD Converter comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time.



If you want CAD Converter for Alibre Design to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your needs.

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