It depends on what you are doing with the files after you export them. SolidWorks is built on the Parasolid kernel, so I would expect the best results from Parasolid if you are going from SW->Export->SW. If you are going SW->Export->CAM or something like that, it may depend on the CAM package. If you are just looking for explanations of the different formats, Google is your friend.
SW -> Unknown use Parasolid (.x_t)
SW -> SW use Parasolid (.x_t)
SW-> NX use Parasolid (.x_t)
SW-> SolidEdge use Parasolid (.x_t)
SW -> CATIA use STEP AP214
SW -> Pro/E; I use IGES, although Simon Richardson says to use ACIS (.sat)
This is a helpful list that you provided. I would suggest one correction, however, is that it is better to export from SW --> Pro/Engineer using a STEP (*.stp) format. I have occasionally seen gaps in IGES files that where imported into Pro-E from SW, and STEP files seem to come in more cleanly. See SolidWorks to Pro/E question (MCAD Central): http://www.mcadcentral.com/proe/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=37272&KW=solidworks
I have never heard of anyone choosing ACIS (*.sat) as a preferred method to transfer files from SW into Pro-E (with possible exception to a post in the previous MCAD Central link ). Are you sure this was not in reference to using ACIS as a means to tranfer files from SW into AutoCAD Inventor, or Revit?
One other comment I would like to add, is that I usually export SW assemblies as Pro-E assemblies (from SW), then replace individual components that have corrupted geometry with exported STEP files of those components.
I do not have much experience exporting for Pro/E, so I can't really say. I've only done it a couple times and not gotten any feedback (so it was at least useable, but who knows past that).
I was referencing this thread: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/143129#143129
The real truth here is that there is no firm best export, in many cases each of the formats work better than the others, so one time STEP works best the other time Parasolid or IGES. I have been dealing with data translations for 15 years and have not found ANY export/import or any third party software that works 100% all of the time.
For most straight forward geometry parts, i.e. no surfacing or lofts/sweeps, standard Parasolid is best if the importing software can handle it, if not then usually STEP works, again, never one alwyas.
With ergonomic parts that have a lot of surfacing type scenarios, you can only hope one of them will work.
Of course another issue is what options you take, or are available, with both importing and exporting software. This is a round table discussion...because you can go round and round and round and never find a best solution today that works tomorrow for for one part that works for all parts.
Thanks for all the feedback
I understand there is no standard for this, but more how external producers want to get it delivered.
I will keep to STEP format, and sends annnet format upon request.