Supported formats

The list below represents the known, tested formats, but Brava can support any format with access to a Windows-based application that can print it. Please contact us with any specific format questions.

Neutral Formats Extension
Portable Document Format PDF
Content Sealed Format CSF
Tagged Image Format TIFF/TIF

CAD Formats Extension
906/907 Plot File 906/907
AutoCAD Drawing (2D) (through version 2014) DWG
AutoCAD DXF (through version 2014) DXF
AutoCAD Web Format (through version 2014) DWF
CADKEY PRT
Computer Graphics Metafile CGM
GTX Group III, IV G3, G4, CG4
GTX Runlength RNL
HP CAD ME10 (through version 13) CMI, MI
HPGL Plot File 000, HGL,PLT
IGES (2D) (version 5.2) IGS, IGES
Inventor (2D) (versions 5.3 - 2013) * IDW
MicroStation Drawing (through version 8.11, including XM, V8i) DGN
MicroStation Group IV CIT, TG4
MicroStation Runlength RLE
SolidWorks Drawings (2D) (versions 97 - 2011) SLDDRW

3D Formats** Extension
3D Studio 3DS
ACIS SAT
AutoCAD 3D DXF DXF
AutoCAD 3D Web Format DWF
AutoCAD Models DWG
Informative Graphics neutral 3D format 3DF
Initial Graphics Exchange 3D IGS, IGES
Inventor 3D IPT, IAM
IronCAD 3D ICS
SolidWorks Drawings and Assemblies SLDDRW, SLDASM, SLDPRT
Stereolithography STL
Virtual Reality Modeling Language WRL
XGL/ZGL XGL,ZGL
Pro/Engineer Neutral*** NEU
Pro/Engineer Wildfire*** ASM, PRT, X_T, XAS, XPR
PTC Creo*** PRT
STEP*** STEP, STP

Imaging / Image Formats  Extension
Adobe Photoshop PSD
CALS (Group IV) CAL, CG4, GP4, MIL
Encapsulated Postscript PS/EPS
Enhanced Metafile EMF
GEM Paint IMG
GIF GIF
HD photo HDP
ISO 8613/CALS ISO, CAL
JPEG Compressed Image JPG, JPEG, JP2,JPGM
Portable Network Graphic PNG
Tagged Image File TIF, TIFF
Windows Bitmap BMP
Windows Media Photo WPD
Windows Metafile WMF

Document / Additional Image Formats Extension
1-2-3 Word Search Maker WS
Acrobat Color setting CSF
ACT! Group Data GRP, LTR
Adobe Photoshop Document PSD
Agent Character File ACS
ANSI Text File ANS
Apple iWorks Numbers NUMBERS
Apple Keynote KEY
Apple Pages PAGES
AutoShade Rendering File Format RND
Bentley TG4 TG4
Bitmap Graphic file XBM
BullsEyes Style Sheet DFT
CC++ CC
Cheyenne AntiVirus ICF
Cisco Options Package COP
Comma Separated Values CVS
Compressed Archive ARX
Computer Graphic Metafile CGM, CGMCT, CGMT
Corel Draw CDR
Corel Presentations SHW
Corel WordPerfect WP5, WP6, WPD, WPF, MWPF, MWP2
CSI Markup MRK
DataBase Formats DBF
Data Source Name DSN
Distribution Binary HP
DocuWorks XDW
DownLoadable Sound DLS
Employee Duty Roster CIT
Extensible Markup Language XML
Fakt2000 DFT
Fax file FAX, GP4
FAX CITT Group 3 Fax FAX
Fireworkz Document file FWK
Gambit Neutral NEU, NEU.1
Hangul Word Processor HWP
Hyper Text Markup Language HTML, HTM
I3 Fax I3F
ICA Citrix ICA
i-deas Web ACCESS MCA
IMSI Design CAD DC
IronCAD drawing – embedded PDF IDC
Kivio Flowchart File FLW
Kodak Photo CD File PCD
LockLizard PDC
LOTUS PIC, PRZ, WK1, WK3, WK
Macintosh Picture Image file PICT, PCT
MegaBitz Graphic Language XGL
Micro Illustrator Uncompressed Graphic MIL
Micrografx Designer DSF
Micrografx DRW
Microsoft Access (2007, ACCDE, database wizard) ACCD, ACCDE, ACCDA
Microsoft Email MSG, EML
Microsoft Excel XLS, XLT, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XLTX, XLTM
Microsoft Office Open XML WMF, WMP
Microsoft PowerPoint PPS, PPT, PPTX, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, POTX, POTM, PP7
Microsoft Project MPP
Microsoft Publisher PUB
Microsoft Visio VSD, VST, VDX, VSX, VTX, TGA
Microsoft Word HTML Document DOCHTML
Microsoft Word DOC, DOCX, DOCM, DOTX, DOTM, DOT
Microsoft Works WDB, WPS, DOCX, XLSX
Microsoft Write WRI
Modula 3 Program M3R
MVPstats Data MVP, MWP2
PageMaker P65
Professional Plug-in P2
QuattroPro WB1, WB2, WQ1
Reference REF
Rendering File SLP
Rich Text Format RTF
Targa Image file TGA
Text file TXT
Unix Manual File MANU
Volkswriter 3 & 4 VW
Win32 resource RES
Windows Installer patch file MSP
Windows Metafile WMF, WMP
Windows Write WRI
WordStar WS
XGL ZGL
Xilinx MCS
Yamaha Pro Style PRS

Video Formats****
Brava supports any video format supported by the Adobe Flash Player.

  • Sorenson Spark
  • On2 VP6
  • H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) with the following subsets¹:
    • ISO/IEC 14496-3 (Audio AAC): AAC Main; AAC LC; SBR
    • ISO/IEC 14496-10 (Video AVC): Base (BP); Main (MP); High (HiP); All levels are supported
    • ISO/IEC 14496-12 (Container): 1 Audio Track, 1 Video Track
    • 3GPP TS 25.245 (Timed Text Format): Full Support

¹Flash Player plays files containing H.264 and AAC that are derived from the standard MPEG-4 container format such as F4V, MP4, M4A, MOV, MP4V, 3GP, and 3G2.


* Requires Free Inventor View
** 3D support requires use of the 3D ActiveX client and is available at an additional cost
*** Premium 3D formats require additional fees
**** Video support requires the Brava Enterprise Flash client (included with Brava Enterprise)