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our systems engineer took it upon himself to upgrade to 2018 without telling or asking anyone (we work at a small company). now all of his designs are saved in 2018, but us with 2017 can't open his files unless they are converted to .STEP (losing all feature tree history... you all know the score). i just briefly looked at his system in the "save as..." dialog but couldn't find any options to save as a legacy type solidworks file. of course, he said that 2018 files were backwards compatible with
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22 hours ago
When I use featureworks, it seems to create the new part file from some arbitrary template, rather than my default template. Anyone know how to change this? have a look in the system options and see if you have the default termplates pointed in the right direction
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1 day ago
can i open catia file or convert it to solidworks If you have SW2017 Preumin you can open CATA files
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2 days ago
I am trying to convert Alias models which are surfaces- into Solidworks parts (solids). I was able to export the models as .obj's from the Solidworks Visualizer and save as a part files. But when I go to edit the surfaces- no options are available to edit with.
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3 days ago
STEP files outside 1000m modelling limit Trying to import a step file that has limits outside the 1000m envelope.
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4 days ago
SW2018 STEP FILE IMPORT part names untitled Hi - I am importing a STEP ASSEMBLY into SW2018 in previous SW2017 imports I would get all the previously named parts to display correctly now all the parts come in with untitled# sequence - any advice on how to correct this.
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4 days ago
HOW DO YOU CHANGE A IMPORT FILE TYPE FROM PDF TO STEP I am not sure that I completely understand the question.
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7 days ago
is it possible retain interactive hotspots when exporting to any of the following file formats?: What is it that you're trying to achieve with the "hotspot"?
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8 days ago
Hello. I have a question that in my review of the forum I didn't find this specific question asked (or at least I didn't search the right thing to find it). The question pertains to SolidWorks 2015 x64 SP 1.1. So here it goes:
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9 days ago
I just upgraded from SW 2017 to 2018. As a company, we work in Multi-body. Now our customer supply models are coming in as assemblies. I am able to work around this problem by saving out the assemblies as a part, BUT that is not how I want to work with every file the we receive.
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14 days ago
This has been asked a year ago but i couldn't find the answer anywhere:When saving a sketch as DXFfile I get the following error: "Error: initializing DWGdirect - " Basically i can save one DXF, but once i try to save another i get the error message. I have to restart Solidworks and re-load the model every time.
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15 days ago
We use faro Scene to create and export point clouds. You can run it through Recap and into autocad or inventor and it will import in color correctly. I can export the point cloud as an XYZ Ascii file and import that into SW but it has no color. Any ideas?
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15 days ago
Hello, I copied some lines and text from an AutoCAD .dwg File to a solidworks Drawing and I'm using it in the Sheet Format. Whenever I try to save the drawing as a PDF File, specific lines change their color from black to blue, as shown here:
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15 days ago
DRAFTSIGHT POLYLINES Is anyone aware of a way to convert polylines into regions or boundaries? I have polylines of different widths and lengths, but I need to convert these to perimeter regions or boundaries.
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16 days ago
I want to make a 3D parametric file for export to CST simulation software,but I face a problem that i could not make a 3D parametric file in Solid works can some one guide how to make this kid of file which I can export in CST??
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16 days ago
I need to SAVE AS to Nitro like I do to Adobe PDF. Unfortunately, I think Nitro Pro 11 PDF format is not developed to import Solidworks files into a nice rotateable model. Does anyone know about this?
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17 days ago
STEP File If a latest version of SWX file converted into STEP file can be opened in the older version of SWX after reconverting it.
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20 days ago
.PVZ Files I have a PVZ File I need to extract MUCH info from.
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21 days ago
I did some searching, and couldn't quite find an answer. Is there a macro/feature that can enable me to export an IGES file for each configuration of a part? I have some parts with 40-50 configurations, and it would save a ton of time.
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23 days ago
Export Surfaces geometry only I am trying to export an assembly but I do not want the supplier to have the capabilities of reverse engineering the parts. They are asking for a .step file.
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28 days ago
Import inventor with features I would like to open IPT files with SW 2018 and import the feature tree with it. I managed to do this with Inventor professional 2018 trail installed but i would like to know if it also possible with Inventor LT because it would save a lot of money.
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30 days ago
I don't know what setting I changed but I know I did because I did not previously have this problem with the same file/template. I have a template that has a .BMP file of our company logo.
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1 month ago
Any plans to add interoperability/translation of proprietary Cadra (.cad) or Cadkey (.prt) to work on legacy 2D drawings? Jive Software Version: 2016.3.8.1, revision: 20171004112525.b7233dc.nomerge_2016.3.8.1
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1 month ago
I have 2014 professional, but no where do I see the option to install or activate sacnto3d; what am I missing? In 2014, ScanTo3D was only available in SOLIDWORKS Premium.
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1 month ago