I'm doing some interaction test between Solidworks and Tekla with IFC2x3 (because the version of Tekla that I'm testing, doesn't support IFC4 format). For the test I have modelled a part in both software with rebars, mostly to see how SW can help me build some complex shapes in the future to import to Tekla.
1) I built a concrete precast part with its rebars in Solidworks (Img1) and I added a weldments command so I can have a cut list of the different rebars and their properties. The first problem I had when creating the IFC and then importing to Tekla, was that the cut list properties didn't appear anywhere. In order to make them show up, I had to copy those cut list property values (Example: "SW-Masa@@@Armados@Pieza T.SLDPRT") to the main file properties (Img2). Does anyone know how to make a more automatic way to get the custom properties propagate to an IFC as you'd get with a cut list?
2) I made another configuration of the concrete part in SW with an inside cut and without the rebars (just the concrete volume) (Img3), but when I try to export it to IFC I just get a complete solid body (Img4). Is it how IFC behaves when exporting any part? or am I doing something wrong?
In general terms, what is the best way to export a part from SW to Tekla? even just the solid body with no properties..
Any tips or recommendations are greatly appreciated,
thanks in advance,