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Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

Just recently joined and i am sure this must have been answered earlier, but please help. I am using Solidworks2001+ and can directly save the files as *.prt (pro/e format). But when i open these files in pro/e 2001 i only get the files as imported surface, i cannot edit!!
ALSO, how do i do the reverse? ie: PRO/E 2001 to SW2001+
thanks very much

RE: Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

I have worked with pro-e and currently Im working for sheetmetal fabricator and for what I know you cannot be able to import a model for other program and work with it.  You will be able to add features and make dwg's of it but I dont think it will let you edit existing features form other cad sofware even AutoCaD.  However I have experienced in testing that the best way to import 3d models in pro-e is .iges format.
The same way to export is also .iges files but again it will only give you the model surface and wireframe.  if you need additional help find me here.


RE: Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

I agree with Juanitos I don't know of a way to import/export the paremetric abilities of a part/file from solidworks to proe and vice versa.
But you should know that iges imports surfaces which maybe the right choice for sheetmetal parts, but in most cases I would chose step files which imports solids on which you can easily work on and add features

RE: Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

You will need a third party software. There are several webpages that will do it for you. Search for cad translation or check a magizine like machine design.


RE: Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

Vj again, thanks all for taking the time to reply.
Could any of you guys recommend any 3rd party soft to convert from Solidworks2001+ to PRO/e ( and hopefully vice versa too ) which will retain all the data intact ( planes et al). preferably in shareware so that i can try and buy?

Am evaluating Delcam PS-Exchange, will find out if it works soon, sadly it doesn't have a direct pro/e export .. only iges.

thanks again!

RE: Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

Solidworks used to have a direct translator for pro-e.  It disappeared after pro rev 20.  I have the same issues and have yet to find any method of transferring parametrics between programs.  If I remember correctly, SW and proe use different kernels.  Maybe it's worth a call to Solidworks to find out if the ProE translator will ever get updated.

RE: Q's on Converting Solidworks2001plus files to PRO/E 2001

Hi Jade,
I am using SW2001+ and it DOES have a direct transalator, BUT, this opens in pro/e 2001 as imported surface!!
cry cry cry!!
.. know any good places for pro/e tutorials, time i started to learn some.

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