Hello, I sent a model to an architect using eDrawings, he liked it and now he wants that I send him a 3D AutoCad or a Rhino file, I'm having trouble whit both, can anyone please help me?
Rhino accepts many different neutral formats but also SolidWorks. A safe bet would be to send an IGES or STEP file to him; he will be able to open either.
Thanks for your answer. I have already sent IGES, STEP and STL, but the architect wants a Rhino file or 3D AutoCad file. If anyone knows a software that can make the conversion or a method, I appreciate your comments.
Tell the architect that File > Import > Select the appropriate file type (IGES, STEP and STL) will bring the data into Rhino.
SolidWorks does not export native Rhino file types.
..you could also export a ACIS (*.sat) version 7.0.. he should be able to open that in AutoCad using "acisin"
Thanks Anna and Paul. I'm going to persist on using the neutral files as the most effective way of converting the files.
i know this is a pretty late response to your query but better late than never. i would like to mention the BIMDeX products that might be of help in your case wherein you can easily convert your SolidWorks model into AutoCAD 3D or Rhino or Revit and so on. You could reach out to them for more information and assistance on the same. www.bim-dex.com
Hope this helps!
Thank you for bringing that to my attention.
However, seeing as for most of us that kind of situation is a 1 off it would be far more of interest to the one wanting to receive it in a certain format. Considering that for instance the original poster had a problem with an architect who couldn't be bothered to 'import' a more neutral file I don't think that architect would be able to deal with a conversion program. On the other hand I find it rich that because of laziness, incompetence or downright stupidity from the side of said architect that the solidworks user would have to fork out money for a product they'll never have to use again unless they have to deal with a similiar challenged client/sub-contractor/supplier.
By the way, you do know that the product line you paid lip service to doesn't seem to be out of Beta?
Not only that but it takes A transforms it into it's own format (BXF) and then one has to import that so that it becomes B.
A and B being anything from Solidworks to Rhino, sketchup , Autocad, Revit....
And of course not only does the one converting it to BXF need a version of the program, it looks like the one converting it from BXF needs another version of the program. So if I understood it correctly both sides have to buy a version of the program.
If you have someone that can't be bothered to import a STEP, SAT or IGES file then why would they consider buying software to import a proprietary BXF format?
The only time you post is why you're touting the horn of this line of products.
Gullibility isn't something that is highly regarded in the engineering side of things so chances are you're barking up the wrong tree.
I can understand that you are pretty skeptical on this and yes, i was too. But you have to understand the difference between the default exports(.SAT/.STEP) and the BXF file format.
As far as my knowledge goes, when you export your model with the default export and import inside any CAD/BIM software, there would be some loss in design data either being the geometry or meta data info and also with missing parts and so on.
But the BXF file format exported with no loss in geometry or meta data, it brought in the properties and also colors inside. with several advantages given, an engineer/designer would most probably prefer the BIMDeX tool over the default exports.
You took your time to do a background check on them, spend more on seeing their product tutorial videos as well.
When you add all these into account, guess i was barking up the right tree and was just suggesting something that i tried!
Hello Sujan,... as you may guess,.. we are all getting frustrated/annoyed and downright ticked off with having to use, manage and buy into "another file format" ?
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