AutoCAD Mechanical General Discussion

AutoCAD Mechanical General Discussion

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LucelC
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Open Solidworks drawing in AutoCAD Mechanical...

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11-23-2008 11:35 PM
How can I open Solidworks drawing (.sldprt) in AutoCAD Mechanical...?

Can anyone help me with this..?
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Sridhar-Autodesk
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Re: Open Solidworks drawing in AutoCAD Mechanical...

11-24-2008 02:19 AM in reply to: LucelC
Hi Lucel,



You may export Solidworks drawing in STEP or ACIS format.



Import this 'neutral file format' file in AutoCAD Mechanical using stepin or acisin command.



Thanks

Sridhar

Software QA Engineer

Manufacturing Solutions Division

Autodesk, Inc.


Sridhar Subramani
Autodesk, Inc.
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LucelC
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Re: Open Solidworks drawing in AutoCAD Mechanical...

11-26-2008 04:37 PM in reply to: LucelC
Hi Sridhar,

Can you give me a step by step procedure on how to do it...

Thanks a lot!!!

Lucel
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Re: Open Solidworks drawing in AutoCAD Mechanical...

11-26-2008 06:46 PM in reply to: LucelC
Lucel,



Have your Solidworks user export the file in Step or acis format. probably he/she might be knowing how to export the file.



Launch AutoCAD Mechanical-->Open a new dwg file-->command: stepin or acisin-->check if the import is successful.



Thanks,

Sridhar


Sridhar Subramani
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Re: Open Solidworks drawing in AutoCAD Mechanical...

12-09-2008 03:11 PM in reply to: LucelC
When your SWx operator Save As type ACIS (*.sat) make sure that Options are set to v7
or
Download free Inventor LT from http://labs.autodesk.com to open the *.sldprt and convert to dwg yourself (Applications>AEC Exchange>Save As DWG solids)
or
zip and attach the file over here and ask someone to convert it to DWG for you http://discussion.autodesk.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=78
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