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PRO E / Solid Works translations

PRO E / Solid Works translations

PRO E / Solid Works translations

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I'm looking to upgrade to a new CAD package and my customers are approx 50/50 split between Pro E and Solid Works.  Our files are relatively simple sheet metal parts with up to 50 pcs in an assembly including fasteners etc...I'm interested in translating from Pro-E to Solid Works and back to Pro-E.  What are the limitations here?  What can I expect to lose during the translations?  What about Solid Works to Pro E and back to Solid Works?  Any help on this subject would be appreciated.  
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RE: PRO E / Solid Works translations

I had some nightmares trying to convert an assembly from solidworks to pro/e. I tried everything, the step files were half blown up about 30 times their size and scattered about, the iges files did not heal back into a solid. In pro/e 2001 there is a import sat translator but no export. I have had good luck importing sat's but there is still no way to export nicely.

Brian

RE: PRO E / Solid Works translations

I just tried the solidworks translater in version 2001 of solid works. It works really well on parts created with version 20 or earlier of PROE. 20i or later parts have been encrypted by PROE and can not be read into SW except as blobs ( you loose all feature creation information). The sales rep says that solid works will also bring in assemblies (with the same restrictions). Does anyone havre any more information this?

 

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