Datasmith-Supported Platforms

Details what Datasmith features work on which different platforms.

Windows
MacOS
Linux

This page describes which features of Datasmith work on which different platforms when you download Unreal Engine through the Epic Games Launcher, and when you build the engine yourself from its source code distribution.

Supported File Formats by Platform

Some components used internally by the different Datasmith importers only work on selected Unreal Engine platforms.

Source format

64-bit Windows

Mac OS X

Linux

.udatasmith files

Supported

Supported

Supported

CAD file formats

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Alias .wire

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Rhino

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Cinema 4D

Supported

Supported

Unsupported

AxF

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

MDL

Supported

Supported

Supported

glTF

Supported

Supported

Supported

IFC

Supported

Unsupported

Unsupported

Deltagen and VRED

Supported

Supported

Supported

Rebuilding Unreal Engine from Source

Some components used internally by the Datasmith importers are not redistributable as part of the Unreal Engine source code. Therefore, you can't rebuild Unreal Engine yourself with support for the features provided by these components.

When you rebuild Unreal Engine yourself from its source code distribution, the Datasmith import plugins support the following formats:

Source format

Rebuildable?

.udatasmith files

Supported

CAD file formats

Unsupported

Alias .wire

Unsupported

Rhino

Unsupported

Cinema 4D

Unsupported

AxF

Unsupported

MDL

Unsupported

glTF

Supported

IFC

Unsupported

Deltagen and VRED

Supported

You may be able to compile Unreal Engine with some of the unsupported features listed above if you download and install the required software development kits from third parties.

Datasmith Export Plugins

The pre-built versions of the Datasmith Exporter Plugins on the Datasmith export plugins download page support the following platforms:

Source application

64-bit Windows

Mac OS X

SketchUp Pro

Supported

Unsupported

3ds Max

Supported

n/a *

Revit

Supported

n/a *

* 3ds Max and Revit are not available on Mac OS X.

When you rebuild Unreal Engine yourself from its source code distribution, you can rebuild the Datasmith Exporter Plugins for Windows. However, you need to download and install the SDK for your source application from Trimble or Autodesk.

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