At a Glance​

How to Export Inventor models to SketchUp ​

The Multi-CAD collaboration is facing multiple challenges. The BIMDeX Data Exchange Ecosystem through its proprietary BXF file format offers a simple yet intuitive solution for the Interoperability challenges.

  • Inventor to SketchUp data Exporter/Converter is a simple way of data exchange through plug-in/add-on tool which creates native SketchUp components (.skp) from Inventor Parts (.ipt) and Assemblies (.iam)
  • Exports your Inventor model into a BXF file using BXF Exporter Plug-in. Which can be Imported in the SketchUp platform using BXF Importer Plug-in.
  • There will be no loss in geometry or any other meta data, all the associated properties would be brought in and the RGB colors as well.
  • The tool supports various industry specific requirements like geometric simplification, parameter data exchange.
  • It comes with multilingual support (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc.).

  • Supported Version:

    Inventor: 2017 – 2023

    SketchUp: 2017 – 2021

How It Works

Inventor to SketchUp Conversion Workflow

Inventor to Rhino


IAM & IPT file Formats​

Export the Inventor Model to BXF file using the BXF Exporter for Inventor

Inventor to Rhino


BXF file Format​

BXF file would carry all the design data information of the model.

Inventor to Rhino


SKP file Format​

Import the BXF file in SketchUp using the BIMDeX Importer to obtain native SketchUp Components.

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Inventor to SketchUp Conversion Features

Expose Inventor platform into a SketchUp environment with easy transfer of Inventor model to SketchUp, other BIM and mechanical software. Control and safe data transfer.

Inventor to Rhino

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Frequently asked questions

All Inventor Parts (.iprt) and Assemblies (.iasm) can be converted to SketchUp Components (.skp).
Any model type such as Furniture, Lighting, HVAC, MEP Elements, Structural or Architectural components can be converted.
The tool works in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish environments.
You need to have both the software to use the product. But if you do not, you can opt for the CAD Transilation Service, so we would convert your Inventor models to SketchUp.
No, this is just an addon plugin tool that will be installed in your existing Inventor and SketchUp environments.
You can export including the part properties, colors as well as all geometry. There will be no loss in any meta data and the hierarchy will be maintained as well.
You can either raise an enquiry through the web form or contact with your requirement. One of our representatives will get in touch with you and assist you accordingly.
You can either purchase the product from us directly by reaching us at or through on of our approved re-sellers in your region. Please refer to the "Resellers" page in the "Contacts" menu for the list of our re-sellers.
We offer Annual subscription, Single User Node Locked license, Network Floating license starting from 5 users and enterprise license options. Please reach out to for more information on product licensing and pricing.
Yes, support and maintenance is included with the annual subscription for all our products.