2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2010 10:44 PM by Todd Engle

    Rendering an imported  VRML file

      I need to import a VRML file as part of my assemby.

      I see it on the screen but when I render it there is
      nothing on my screen.


      Is there a way to render imported VRML files?


      I attached the solidworks file.


      Thanks in advance to anyone who can  help me with this one.

        • Re: Rendering an imported  VRML file
          Charles Culp

          The only way to import mesh data is with the ScanTo3D tool, found with SolidWorks Premium. VRML is mesh data, not NURBS data, and so it is not native CAD data. ScanTo3D imports the mesh cloud, and has tools to easily re-create the surfaces into SolidWorks native data.

          • Re: Rendering an imported  VRML file
            Todd Engle

            Your part is being imported as a Graphics Body.

            It is a virtual image of the part.


            Click "Open"

            Change "Files of Type" to VRML (*.wrl)

            Click "Options"

            Change "Import As" to "Surface Body"

            Open the file.

            Go get a cup of coffee while it imports.

            When it finishes, do NOT run "Import Diagnostics".

            Save the part.


            If you want a solid part, right-click on Surface-Imported1 and select "Import Diagnostics".

            Be prepared for it to take hours (and hours).