So we have a die that was out sourced and I need to drop the top surface 5mm and I can not delete the face or edit the part at all why is this? Every time we have to edit a part that was made in NX this always a problem.
I swear solidworks never works the way it is suppose to. I fight this software everyday, it is so upsetting your sale guys tell owners of companies this software can do anything other soft wares can do and its such a lie, solidworks is cheap but I just feel that you guys only care bout sales and not what people are actually trying to design I feel like one either you guys don't know what other software can do or you guys just don't work in the field enough I am just bitching but I so wish I would have never learned this software so I am not stuck using it.
Travis,.. can you post the original NX (prt) file (or x_t)? (that is, the x_t you posted was a SW 2015 file)
as is,..it would take time to review and manually heal the open gaps and surfaces.
Did you run the Import Diagnostics and see all the faulty faces and gaps in the surfaces?
It's a crappy surface model so you will have to fix those first and make a solid, and then do the edits.
I tired and does not work. they want this like today
here is what I got
..hmm,.. this iges file came from AutoCad 16 or Mechanical Desktop R8?
Ah, that explains why it's such a crappy model.
..anyhow.. the shortest path of resistance was to bring it back into a adesk product,.. fusion360,.. and saveas a step and open/hea/repair in SolidWorks.... (attached files)..
Paul, do you know if the problem lies with the SW import, or the ADesk export, function?
Probably a bit of both. I occasionally need to open neutral 3D files in Solid Edge and save them as parasolid to get them to open in SW with minimal or no errors.
Kelvin Lamport wrote:Paul, do you know if the problem lies with the SW import, or the ADesk export, function?
Kelvin Lamport wrote:
You left out operator error.
I have seen a couple of examples where the person doing the design and export did not have a clear understanding of what they were doing.
Kevin, Solid Air and J. Mather .. well, I still not sure where the data came from, NX or AutCad/MDT?
..I have no idea what/where the problem lies but I can observe the topology and gaps and note some issues or bad modeling which very well can cause many of the problems seen.
..and/btw,.. I do not know much about the auto/healing/stitching in fusion360... but do see the efforts in SW which cause some extentions/distortions around the seams/boudaries.
..in all,.. I believe the exporting system seems to be looser or is more flexible with it's topology?...
The design was done in NX 10 but the only way we could work on it was to output it from auto cad.
So what is the best way to handle this if this comes up again?
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Yeah I keep trying to talk the company into it and they don't want to.
I work with solidedge files all day, I do not use the 3d interconnect BETA.
It simply does not work well, (failed to recognize features )I turned it off and I am still able to import other file types.
I just import the file( even with interconnect BETA off I can still open solidedge parts and assemblies) , then I create sketches on the surfaces of the imported geometry to add or delete etc.
The very first thing I would suggest is to get your boss on the same page as you, show him what a solidworks model has
and what the imported models are missing. He needs to realize the only working model is one produced in solidworks.
The imported models are basically for reference because most of the original design data is gone.
Can you attach the original NX file before any attempt to wash through AutoCAD or any other CAD program?
I would but the attachment does not always come up on these windows
Well, I was expecting a native NX *.prt file, but let me take a look at this one.
Uhmm, this isn't the same file?
Even so, I have to wonder why this symmetrical geometry has a different number of faces on one end than it does on the other end.
Some wonderful geometry you have there to work with.
..the NX *.prt (parasolid native) file would be the best option.
..looking at the recent step (via Steptools using NX) file you uploaded,.. not the same file?.. but a easy surface repair!
There was something else I wanted to point out. From your inital post it appears that your understanding is that they guys here are SW people. For the most part that is not the case. the vast majority of the people on here are simply users just like you, it is just that they have been fighting the good fight a little longer and are using this forum to help each other with challenges just like they are helping you.
Two thumbs up for the help guys.
Probably gave you the wrong file no biggie we did it auto cad so on to the next thing, they needed that same day so I didn't have time to keep messing with it in solidworks we used what we know always works.
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