Texstars has the following software, hardware, and file translation capabilities.



Workstations running on the latest Windows operating systems, scanner, plotters, and printers.


  • Catia V5 R25
  • FiberSim
  • Inventor / Mechanical Desktop / AutoCAD – drafting and surfaces models
  • Surfcam Velocity 5.1 – a 3-D surface modeling program that outputs cutter paths to NC code files to our
    CNC mills, lathes, waterjets and 5-axis routers.
  • Scan2Cad v6 – to scan mylars or prints up to 36″ wide by 8′ long into CAD drawings.
  • Rhinoceros 3.0
  • FARO Cam2 – CMM software

Preferred file formats


AutoCad format (*.DWG), Catia V5 (*.model or *.CATPART), and Pro/ENGINEER Files (*.PRT) are the
preferred method for file exchanges. We are on a subscription program to ensure that we always have the latest releases. Translated models should be in STEP, Parasolid or IGES format.

Accepted file formats

  • CATIA 4 files (*.model, *.exp)
  • STEP files (*.STEP)
  • Parasolid files (*.X_T, *.X_B)
  • IGES files (*.IGS)
  • ACIS-format PAR files (*.PAR)
  • ACIS-format SAT files (*.SAT)/li>
  • SurfCam DSN files (*.SCPRT, *.DSN)
  • Solidworks part files (*.PRT, *.SLDPRT, *.SLDASM)
  • Unigraphics UGII files (*.PRT)
  • Data Exchange Format DXF Files (*.DXF)
  • ASCII lines, points, or surfaces in XYZ data files (*.asc, *.txt)
  • Stereo Lithography Files (*.STL)
  • Numerical Control NCC Files (*.ncc)
  • Others2D File Formats: We work with scanned drawing formats including Adobe PDF, Raster (TIFF, JPG, BMP), Metafiles WMF, CGM, CALS, HPGL and others.