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davej
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SW to IV translation failing

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11-07-2002 05:28 AM
I have a huge (~55Mb) assembly I need to get from SW to Inventor. Since I don't care how "smart" it is, I first tried IGES. But after it came in, there were a lot of unstitched bodies. When I tried to stitch & promote (auto stitch & promote didn't work) I got incomplete parts and surfaces. I know the SW parts are complete solids, so I'm not sure why it did this. Nest, I tried STEP. I wasn't sure of the difference, so I tried both formats (203 & 214), but SW doesn't actaully export anything. What I mean is it doesn't create a file. So now I'm trying to save as a Pro/E file, and import to Inventor that way. Any advice?
*DJSpaceMouse
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Re: SW to IV translation failing

11-07-2002 05:36 AM in reply to: davej


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Any advice?
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davej
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11-07-2002 06:03 AM in reply to: davej
I went to their site. I saw that they have a CADporter for SW to INV, but can't find the d/l anywhere on their site. This is kind of a hurry-up job, so I don't think I can wait for them to ship me a CD. Any other ideas.
*Cook, Gary
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Re: SW to IV translation failing

11-07-2002 06:07 AM in reply to: davej
I suggest you try the step files again, something odd is going on there.
Actually the first thing you should try should be to export the assy as an
acis (*.sat) file, version 6.0.

Failing that, try a conversion company, but that may be pricey.

"davej" wrote in message
news:f1211c5.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have a huge (~55Mb) assembly I need to get from SW to Inventor. Since I
don't care how "smart" it is, I first tried IGES. But after it came in,
there were a lot of unstitched bodies. When I tried to stitch & promote
(auto stitch & promote didn't work) I got incomplete parts and surfaces. I
know the SW parts are complete solids, so I'm not sure why it did this.
Nest, I tried STEP. I wasn't sure of the difference, so I tried both formats
(203 & 214), but SW doesn't actaully export anything. What I mean is it
doesn't create a file. So now I'm trying to save as a Pro/E file, and import
to Inventor that way. Any advice?
*Corbin, Brian
Message 5 of 8 (51 Views)

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11-07-2002 06:29 AM in reply to: davej
 

Dave

 

In SW Export as ACIS file (*.SAT)

 

In INV open *.SAT file

 

Usally gives 100% solids but no
intelligence....

 

Brian

 


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I
went to their site. I saw that they have a CADporter for SW to INV, but can't
find the d/l anywhere on their site. This is kind of a hurry-up job, so I
don't think I can wait for them to ship me a CD. Any other
ideas.
*Howard, Jeff
Message 6 of 8 (51 Views)

Re: SW to IV translation failing

11-07-2002 09:05 AM in reply to: davej
Have you tried the SW group? Sounds like there may be a problem on that end
(no stp written). You might also consider breaking it into smaller assemblies
if it's feasible. You may at least be able to isolate a problem area.

Jeff
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"davej" wrote in message
news:f1211c5.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
I have a huge (~55Mb) assembly I need to get from SW to Inventor. Since I
don't care how "smart" it is, I first tried IGES. But after it came in, there
were a lot of unstitched bodies. When I tried to stitch & promote (auto stitch
& promote didn't work) I got incomplete parts and surfaces. I know the SW
parts are complete solids, so I'm not sure why it did this. Nest, I tried
STEP. I wasn't sure of the difference, so I tried both formats (203 & 214),
but SW doesn't actaully export anything. What I mean is it doesn't create a
file. So now I'm trying to save as a Pro/E file, and import to Inventor that
way. Any advice?
*Bliss, Charles
Message 7 of 8 (51 Views)

Re: SW to IV translation failing

11-07-2002 11:52 AM in reply to: davej
55 megabytes is not a huge assembly. It sounds like there is something
wrong on your end. Check for free disk space, swap file size etc.
Elysium will have trouble with the file is SolidWorks does so before
sending it Elysium, try to get a STEP file out as a test at the minimum.
You will want to try AP214 CD.

davej wrote:

> I have a huge (~55Mb) assembly I need to get from SW to Inventor.
> Since I don't care how "smart" it is, I first tried IGES. But after it
> came in, there were a lot of unstitched bodies. When I tried to stitch
> & promote (auto stitch & promote didn't work) I got incomplete parts
> and surfaces. I know the SW parts are complete solids, so I'm not sure
> why it did this. Nest, I tried STEP. I wasn't sure of the difference,
> so I tried both formats (203 & 214), but SW doesn't actaully export
> anything. What I mean is it doesn't create a file. So now I'm trying
> to save as a Pro/E file, and import to Inventor that way. Any advice?
*Hiebert, Billy
Message 8 of 8 (51 Views)

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11-08-2002 12:29 AM in reply to: davej
Acis is what I've always used from SW to MDT or Inv. But lately they
have been coming in with many errors. Trying to export an STL from them
now is unusable. It may be just a fluke, but knowing the past history
of SW,s marketing practices, it could be their latest...Probably my
paranoia.
--
Billy Hiebert
HIEBERT SCULPTURE WORKS
Small Part Injection Molding
http://www.hieberts.com

Brian Corbin wrote:

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> Dave
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> In SW Export as ACIS file (*.SAT)
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> In INV open *.SAT file
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> Usally gives 100% solids but no intelligence....
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> Brian
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> "davej" > wrote
> in message news:f1211c5.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
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> I went to their site. I saw that they have a CADporter for SW to
> INV, but can't find the d/l anywhere on their site. This is kind of
> a hurry-up job, so I don't think I can wait for them to ship me a
> CD. Any other ideas.
>
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