If you are a Autodesk Alias user, you should be interested in this project.
We are working on a plugin in Alias which establishes a direct connection with Patchwork using a local network connection.
The goal is to send data from Alias to Patchwork 3D without the need to save a .wire file on the disk and import it in Patchwork 3D.
You could choose to export layers and groups from Alias or not.
Surfaces should be stitched or grouped and tessellated on the fly by the plugin, according to chosen options.
You can see below an overview of an Alias scene sent to Patchwork 3D :
In Alias : In Patchwork 3D :