I have a job where they want to convert a detailed assembly from solidworks to Pro/E what would the easiest way to go about this?
I understand. Being a Solidworks guy that has used Pre-E, I had to raz you a little.
The last company I worked for had WF3 and Solidworks 2010. They were sucessful in
converting both drawing and parts from Solidworks to Pro-E in this setup. In that case it was
a customer requirement that they be in Pro-E.
Now the drawings were translated using .dxf (saving out the Solidworks drawings), and the parts
were translated using iges (saving out the Solidworks parts). This worked out pretty well for us.
Some of the drawings required starting from scratch because of the need for them to be parametric.
Understand it depends on the complexity of the parts to how Pro-E will receive them. If the parts
have sweeps and lofts in them going either way will produce adverse geometry.
Why the heck would you want to do that? The other way around is much easier. (Pro-E to Solidworks)
Anyway, I know Pro-E takes parasolids I would think about going that route. Save out your parts as this
and get them into Pro-E then assemble them there. I know Pro-E is more complicated when it comes
to it's mates and constraining it's assemblies.
What version of Solidworks and what version of Pro-E?
I am going to find a link that has a user named Bonnie. She is doing the opposite of what you are asking.
She would be a real good person to ask as far as this goes
I have Pro-E experience (5 YEARS) but haven't used it in a little while where as she is using it now.
This is the link that will help you contact Bonnie. She might be able to give you some advise.
The reason I we are trying to convert these files is because our company bought out another company. Our company uses Pro/E wildfire 3.0 which I believe is the 2006 version. The company we bought out is still using Solidworks 2009. One of our vendors asked us to convert an existing drawing from solidworks to Pro/E. So any help would be appreciated
So you just save the files in those formats? I dont need any other software?
Nope, just save them in those formats. Just don't expect perfect results.
There will have to be some masaging again depending on the complexity of the models.
I would start with the simple parts first just to see results and how smooth it will work.
Good luck with this. Sounds like a pretty big task.
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