Does anyone know if Solid Works 2012 has the the ability to export to the file format .obj?
I've been looking at some add ins that give SW 2011 that functionality, but if 2012 has it built in, I'd just need to upgrade...
Scan to 3D in the premium SolidWorks can export OBJ format...
Is there any way to get Scan to 3d functionality in SolidWorks Professional?
Does anyone know if SW offers this as a separate licence so it can be activated in versions other than Premium?
nope only premium...sorry
Will Scan to 3D export assembies that I build in SolidWorks - or can it only do imported meshes?
I suggest following Markku's suggestion below. You can export an .stl, open it up in Meshlab (open source), and export that as .obj.
Will that retain appearances and textures that are applied in SolidWorks?
No, it won't. I do not believe there is a way to convert a solidworks file to an .obj and preserve textures. I'd like to hear someone prove me wrong, though.
Old topic, I know, but I was looking for the same thing and didn't want to start *another* thread about it.
I've taken the STL to Blender to OBJ route before, but want a direct export. Here is one to purchase, but I've never used it ... has anybody tried this?
OBJ support seems like something SW should have as a standard export.
I also considered getting that add-in, until I discovered a FREE macro that does the same thing...
Sorry, I should have posted this earlier to save all the extra searching.
On that site, after you download the .BAS file, you need to:
- Open a SW file and start recording a new macro
- Immediately stop recording
- SW prompts to save it
- Edit the macro from within SW
- Import the BAS file you downloaded earlier
SW looks for .SWP files for macros, so that's how it was converted. I had no idea about this process; the original developer gave me the instructions.
Works! Got a test .OBJ into Blender no sweat.
Just an update in case you missed it:
A user has posted a newer version of the exporter.
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