Ive been trying to convert obj format to solidworks but it will convert it in many small suface what i want is a solid. Did try to knit to create solid but it wont allow me to select the faces. Does anybody knows how to do it thanks
You will need conversion/translator software if you want to convert a quad based OBJ to Nurbs. OBJ files are typically quad based polygon mesh files created in Modo/Maya/3DS Max etc. There is no direct save to NURBS as far as I know.
There is though a variety of ways to do this. Inside SolidWorks the Powersurfacing plugin can open OBJ files and convert them to NURBS surfaces.
Another option is to use TSplines in Fusion 360, convert the OBJ to NURBS and save the NURBS surfaces out in neutral file format. I believe Fusion supports both STEP and IGES, but not 100% sure on that one.
If the file originated in Modo, the company behind Powersurfacing also makes a Power SubD-NURBS plugin for modo. Same idea, quad based mesh in Modo converted to NURBS.
An older method, but valid if you know someone that can help you. TSplines for Rhino can open OBJ files and convert to NURBS. Once it's NURBS it can be saved out as IGES or STEP.
In the conversion did you select solid bodies, instead of external surfaces?
Yap i selected solid bodies but still it will convert to face
I hate when that happens. Can you save/convert it to another format, stl. step. igs? If so do that 1st then try to bring it in to SWx see if that works. I've tried this before and was successful some times.
Ok i will try tomorrow i already leave my workstation thanks anyway
You might also try Meshlab to convert to STL as Daniel suggested. Meshlab welds duplicate vertices on import, so hopefully that will eliminate the problem with each facet converting to a separate object.
If that does not work, could you post the file?
Will i did try the suggestion but it did not work. I do not have rhino but i have a the Fusion 360 so i did go to fusion in some what it solve my problem thanks Mark.
Hi Xy Light
To add to this, if you have SOLIDWORKS Premium or Professional, you will have access to ScanTo3D. This is capable of importing an obj file, prepping the mesh, and then converting to a solid.
Here's a brief overview of the add-in.
2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - ScanTo3D Overview
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