I am unfamilliar with Maya's import options. Can you provide a list of which filetypes they offer? I know to convert to 3DS, they had a good IGES converter. It also imports the mesh data of .STL's easily.
I use Solidworks and I manage a department that creates animations using Maya. The best file type we've found for import is IGES.
yes and thank you, why can't i select more than one answer as correct.
i have imported with the iges file format... however, i can not figure
out what to do with it once i get it into maya...
i have been experimenting with that...
on line i found some answers... with some holes in the setup
options box for export... i am working on that as well
if you have the time to let me know what to do with the
wire frame (incomplete)once i import the iges file into maya,'
i would very much appreciate the imfo,
all the best,
ps... i have talk to the company that was mentioned in my first reply,
okino.com is highly recommended, however they want 1,000.00 dollars
for their software package... so and you know.
thanks again for your reply
What are you trying to do with your model?
Maya build models as meshes, so you're probably looking at what appears to be a wireframe when in fact it's a mesh.
does anyone know of a bullet proof way to export a solidworks part or assembly into Maya.
or should i say open in Maya for rendering.
i am trying to render a solidworks assembly in Maya.... because... and you know.......
there is expensive software available, however, i have a hard time believing this is necessary.
please be specific, as i am truly a mental giant. (very slow)