RADAN 2022.0 – CAD/CAM

3D File Import

3D File Import now supports the following file formats and versions:

Readers File Extensions Versions Supported
ACIS .sat, .asat R1 – 2017
CATIA V4 .model, .exp 4.1.9 – 4.2.4
CATIA V5 .CATPart, .CATProduct, .CGR V5R8 – V5-6R2021x
IGES .igs, .iges up to 5.3
Inventor .ipt, .iam V6 (V11 for .iam) – V2021
NX Unigraphics .prt UG11 – NX 1899
PARASOLID .x_t, .x_b, .xmt_bin, .xmt_txt 33.0.247
Pro/E – CREO .prt, .prt.*, .asm, .asm.* 16 – Creo 7.0
Solid Edge .par, .asm, .psm V18 – 2020
SolidWorks .sldprt, .sldasm 98 – 2021
STEP .stp, .step AP203, AP214, AP242

Nest Projects Changes

RADAN 2022.0 has an improved user experience when working with Nest Projects.

New Project Dialog

New Project Dialog

The New Project dialog replaces the Quick Nest functionality that was introduced a few releases ago. It asks for pertinent information up-front, removing an extra step:


  • Name of the project; effectively the name of the .rpd file that will be created
  • Machine; this selection has two functions:
    • set the active machine tool for the new project
    • filter the list shown underneath (source)
  • Source; the new project can be created from defaults, the existing project or a template. The list of templates is filtered by choosing the target machine tool
  • Location; the location of the new nest project

The new project will be created in a subfolder of the given location and the nests will be saved in the ‘nests’ subfolder, as with ‘saved projects’ in RADAN 2020 and RADAN 2021.

Open Project Dialog

RADAN Open Project

This new dialog shows a most recently used list of nest projects on the user’s system. By default, this list is ordered such that the most recent project is found at the top. The search box can be used to filter the list by their names.

Parts from 3D

Parts from 3D