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Unable to import VRML with image textures

Question asked by Douglas MacKenzie on Nov 29, 2008
Latest reply on Jan 26, 2015 by Patrick Girvin
I am using SolidWorks 2007, SP4 on Windows XP.

A program I have written writes a 3D model to a VRML file for import into SolidWorks. I am using IndexedFaceSet objects with triangulated faces, and attaching an image texture to the object. The models load fine, but I have been unable to figure out how to embed an image texture into the VRML that SolidWorks will import. It always quietly drops the textures and I get grey objects. Standard VRML viewers load the files fine.

Under the "Import Options" dialog I am selecting "Solid Body" and "import textures". We have also tried all the other combinations of the import options without success.

Does anyone have an example VRML file with an image texture that SolidWorks can load that I could use as a file format reference? Or, documentation on the VRML subset that SolidWorks can parse? I have also been unable to get SolidWorks to export a vrml file that contains image textures so I could have an example of the syntax. Any suggestions to get that to work would also be helpful.