Can SolidWorks 2010 import the *.ipt models from autocad inventor professional 10.
No one is responding, so let me give my piece. I know I'm not the right person to answer your question as I havent had the chance to use Inventor. I use Sw from the very start. To answer you question, I think you need to convert your model to a universal file (e.g. IGES,ACIS) or parasolid file (X_T) before SW can open it.
I am from an Inventor background and I can tell you that SolidWorks will, in general, open IPT files. However, I don't know about specific versions. If you want to email me an IPT file from Inventor 2010, I will test it for you. Note that assemblies (IAM) files will not work, only parts.
Yes you can open an Inventor part / assembly file in SolidWorks.
However you need both Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks installed on the same computer.
If you go file open you will see a long list of programs you can open in SolidWorks.
Some of these you need the original program which created the file installed on your computer. Some will open up straight away.
Don't know if its the same problem I had but I think you have to have the Inventor Viewer installed before SW can open an Inventor file.
I use Inventor 2008 (we also run inventor10) and Sworks 2010 at the moment. I find that It depends what version the file was saved as. Inventor 2008 opens fine (very hard to get a good sldprt though-feature recognition doesnt always work). Always have problems with other inventor version files and occasionally get the message - 'a later version of inventor (11) is required' or something similar when trying to open. I have opened assemblies (.iam) -the parts come in as 'imported' . I also find that IPT surfaces dont fare very well when opened in Sworks.
To open Autodesk Inventor part (.ipt) or assembly files (.iam) in SolidWorks as features, you must have Inventor 11installed. You can use Inventor View to import files as bodies without having Inventor installed.
It seems that situation is unequal ,
because you can open Sw files in Inventor
without have Solidworks installed ,
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