1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 2, 2016 10:49 AM by Jim Steinmeyer

    Opening Pro-E files on SW 2016

    Keith Rutter

      I am having trouble opening Pro-E files in Solid Works.

       

      I went to File > Open > and changed the file file to Pro-E/Creo    ---   But the part will not open when I attempt this.

       

      Is there another way, or is it just not possible?

       

      I have never used (or had access to) Pro-E. Can Pro-E files be saved as Solid Works files to make it easier to send receive from customers?

        • Re: Opening Pro-E files on SW 2016
          Jim Steinmeyer

          There are a few options, the first is that 2017 which is now available is "supposed to" have the ability built in to readily open other files. If you don't have the ability to have the files sent to you in a different format you could install 2017 on a machine to open and save the files in a format that works. I am not running 2017 yet so I can't verify that for you.

          I have often brought in files in STP or IGES formats however the more knowledgeable of posters here will tell you that parasolids is the native format of SWx and you should use that format. Pro-E can save the files to any of these formats if you have access to the originators of the files.