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Import from HP SolidDesigner?

Import from HP SolidDesigner?

Import from HP SolidDesigner?

I'm having a hard time bringing in a third party model that was created in HP SolidDesigner.  Regardless of what format my customer sends me, I either get useless entities , or I get what appears to be only surfaces with many surfaces missing or out of place.  What I really want to see is solids.  Does anyone have any advice on getting parts and assemblies out of SolidDesigner?  I can bring them into/through ACAD14, Inventor 4, or SolidWorks 2001.

RE: Import from HP SolidDesigner?

Have you tried importing with Rhinocad? They have a trial version available at rhino3d.com. This is an excellent product for importing surfaces as it does a good job of healing disparities. It also works quite well with solidworks (I don't know about Inventor). However, if this is a large NURBS file, it may take a while to open after saving to solidworks.

RE: Import from HP SolidDesigner?

Hi loeb,

May be you can try on the tolerance setting before you import the IGES. After import IGES into SolidWorks, try to check the gap & fix it using Diagnosis. (RMB one of the surface)
Another suggestion is open IGES w/ MasterCAM. It's great!

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