Supported file formats

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2D Vector formats:

Format description Extension Version support
Anvil 1000 DRW 1,2 and 3
AutoCAD DWG DWG DWG 2,5 – 14, 2000-2018
AutoCAD DXF DXF DWG 2,5 – 14, 2000-2018
Autodesk DWFX DWFX
Autodesk DWF DWF
Autodesk Render RND
Autodesk Slide SLD
Cadkey PRT Part File
Calcomp Plot CCP
CGM PIP CGM Binary only
CGM + CGM Binary only
CoCreate Designer drafting MI
Design Systems VEC Data
ESRI SHP
FelixCAD FLX 2,3 and 4
Gerber GBR RS274, RS-274X
HPGL PLT HPGL
HPGL/2 PLT HPGL/2
HP RTL PLT HP-RTL
ME 10/30 – PTC Creo MI
MicroStation DGN Version 3,4,5,7,8.x
Personal Designer drawing DRW
RxSpotlight VC5 5.x


3D Vector formats – (included in standard edition):

Format description Extension Version support
AutoCAD DWG 3D DWG DWG 2,5 – 14, 2000-2018
Autodesk Architectual Desktop DWG
Autodesk Mechanical Desktop DWG
STL STL


3D Vector formats – (optional*):

Format description Extension Version support
Solid Edge (Parts/Assembly/Drawing) PAR, ASM, DFT Up to, and including ST6
SolidWorks (Parts/Assembly/Drawing) PRT, ASM,SLDDRW Up to, and including 2018
Autodesk Inventor (Parts/Asmb/Drawing) IPT, IDW, IAM Up to, and including 2018

(*) These 3D formats are optional, and not part of the standard version.
They are licensed separately, and subject to individual pricing.


Hybrid Formats:

Format description Extension Version support
AutoCAD DWG DWG 2,5 – 14, 2000-2018
CAD Overlay RES
GTX RasterCAD REF
Microstation DGN Version 3,4,5,7,8.x
Tessel CAD Raster TAF


Raster Formats:

Format description Extension Version support
Adobe Photoshop PSD
CALS CAL Type 1 Group 4
Cimage Raster group 4 DSI
Compuserve GIF GIF GIF 87a / 89a
EDMICS TG4 Tiled Group 4
GTX G3,G4,RNL
Image Systems IG4 IG4
Intergraph Group 4 CIT
Intergraph RGB RGB Type 27
Intergraph RLE RLE
Intergraph Tiled Raster TG4
JBIG JBG
JPEG JPG JFIF compliant
JPEG2000 J2K,JP2
Paintbrush PCX
Portable network graphics PNG
Run length RLC RLC, RCL-2
Structured Fax format SFF
SUN RAS
TIFF TIF
TARGA Image TGA
Windows bitmap BMP Windows BMP and OS/2 DIB
X-Windows dump XWD


PDF and Office Formats (Rasterex native readers):

Format description Extension Version support
Adobe PDF PDF All
Microsoft Word DOC 95, 6.0, 97, 2000, XP, 2003
Microsoft Word DOCX 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint PPT 97, 2000, XP, 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint PPTX 2007, 2010, 2013,2016
Microsoft Excel XLS 95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003
Microsoft Excel XLSX 2007, 2010, 2013,2016
Binary * Shows hex dump of any supported file format.
Text file TXT ASCII, Unicode
Windows meta file WMF,EMF Enhanced and standard

“Perfect Office” option (**):

Format description Extension Version support
Microsoft Word DOC 95, 6.0, 97, 2000, XP, 2003
Microsoft Word DOCX 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint PPT 97, 2000, XP, 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint PPTX 2007, 2010, 2013,2016
Microsoft Excel XLS 95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003
Microsoft Excel XLSX 2007, 2010, 2013,2016
Rich Text Format RTF  All
Lotus WordPro LWP
OpenOffice Graphics ODG
OpenOffice Spreadsheet ODS
OpenOffice Presentation ODP
OpenOffice ODT  All
Scalable Vector Graphics SVG
Word Perfect WDP
HTML HTM, HTML

(**) The “Perfect Office” option is enabled by default, and looks for automation services on the machine. If neither MS Office nor Libre Office are found, a dialog box appears with two options:
(1) Download and run Libre Office – or (2) Disable “Perfect Office” and fall back to Rasterex native readers.

Archive Formats:

Format description Extension Version support
ZIP file format ZIP


Output Formats (***):

Format description Extension Version support
AutoCAD DWG DWG DWG R12 – 14, 2000-2018
AutoCAD DXF DXF DWG R12 – 14, 2000-2018
Autodesk DWF DWF
HPGL/2 PLT HPGL/2
MicroStation DGN Version 3,4,5,7,8.x
Scalable Vector Graphics SVG
CALS CAL Type 1 Group 4
Intergraph Group 4 CIT
JPEG JPG JFIF compliant
Portable network graphics PNG
TIFF TIF
Windows bitmap BMP Windows BMP and OS/2 DIB
Adobe PDF Writer PDF v. 1.6
Adobe PDF/A PDF PDF/A: ISO 19005-1 standard based on PDF v.1.6
Computer Graphics Metafile CGM CGM Binary

(***) Target formats for file conversion (“Save As”) in RxHighlight, RxHighX and RxViewServer PRO.
The conversion feature is not available in RxView, RxViewX and RxViewServer.