×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

PRT files

PRT files

PRT files

(OP)
Have PRT files on CD, cannot open, what do I need to open these files? They are blueprints sent from a company we are to do business with.

RE: PRT files

Shouldn't you ask the guys that sent you the files?

Didn't you coordinate with the sender to make sure that you had a CAD program that could read the files?

I really don't understand what you expected to get.

TTFN

FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies

RE: PRT files

(OP)
The files were sent from company to give use access to all blueprints of gears etc. Some are DXF files and some are TIF files, but most are PRT files. We are a small company and I am in the quality control dept. So you are saying we need to invest in CAD program to open these? Is there not another way to access these files without the expense of this program?

RE: PRT files

I agree with IRstuff that you should ask the company that sent you the files about what program they used to create them.  Some files have a free viewer program, assuming that all you need is to view them.  If not, then get the company to send them in a format that you CAN read.

RE: PRT files

It's possible that there might be a lower cost format converter, but those are sometimes a dubious proposition.  You should go back to the supplier and ask for all DXF files.

TTFN

FAQ731-376: Eng-Tips.com Forum Policies

RE: PRT files

Or have the supplier send you the files in .pdf format.

RE: PRT files

(OP)
Thanks for the info. I will talk to supervisor and relay the messege that he might contact supplier of CD and see if they can re-send with appropiate files that we may be able to view. Thank you all for you input.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close