When importing SOLIDWORKS/CATIA or STEP files the error message "The CAD interoperability libraries were unable to be located" appears

Issue:

Some users encounter the error message "The CAD interoperability libraries were unable to be located" when attempting to import CAD data. 

Applies to:

  • SolidWorks
  • CATIA
  • CATPart
  • STEP
  • CAD
  • Parasolid

Cause:

This error message occurs when there is a conflict or missing file relating to nTopology's translators in your computer.

Solution:

We are still addressing this issue.

  • Download the latest Windows update: Users have reported updating their Windows to have solved the problem of importing their parts.
  • As a workaround, try exporting a Parasolid (.x_t) from your CAD tool. Parasolid will always yield more reliable results than STEP or native CAD files.
  • If this error is occurring with a Parasolid file, try changing the extension from .x_t to .x_b. 
  • Try saving your file as a different support file type
  • Make sure you only have one version of nTopology installed.

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