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Export to SolidWorks

Export to SolidWorks

Export to SolidWorks

What is the best way to export Pro/E models so that they can be opened up in SolidWorks? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Export to SolidWorks

Step works fine for me.

RE: Export to SolidWorks


RE: Export to SolidWorks

From SolidWork 2000 SP10 help file:


The Add-In module SldTrans 1.0 imports a part or assembly file from Pro/ENGINEER into a SolidWorks part or assembly document. The attributes, features, sketches, and dimensions of the Pro/ENGINEER part are imported. If all of the features in the file are not supported, you can choose to import the file as either a solid body or a surface model.
When importing an assembly, you can control how to import individual components. Sub-assemblies are supported as well.

Some known limitations are as follows:

·    Only versions 17 through 20 of Pro/ENGINEER are supported.

·    Assembly features are not supported.

To activate the Pro/ENGINEER translator:

1    Click Tools, Add-Ins.
2    Select SldTrans 1.0 from the list of installed, compatible software products.

To open a Pro/ENGINEER file:

1    Click File, Open.
2    In the Open dialog box, set Files of type to one of the following:

·    Pro/ENGINEER Part File (*.prt.*)

·    Pro/ENGINEER Part File (*.prt)

·    Pro/ENGINEER Assembly File (*.asm.*)

·    Pro/ENGINEER Assembly File (*.asm)

·    Pro/ENGINEER Part File (*.xpr)

·    Pro/ENGINEER Assembly File (*.xas)

3    Browse to the desired file, and click Open.

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