Hi I am opening up a Solidworks Part file (464KB) and when I do all I get is a new part file with the part imported (354KB) and then I get one solid body with none of the steps to make it existing. How do i solve this?
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Jordan.
Must have been an imported file. Did you created this file or got from someone. Can you post it here to check.
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As Deepak said, you've got an imported part. If you can't get it as a native SW part, you might be able to use the FeatureWorks add-in, available in SW Professional or Premium, to generate features that you can edit. It works well on simple geometry, fairly well on more complex geometry, and not very well at all on free-form geometry.
what format was the file in? iges, parasolid x_t, step, sat or sldprt which is the native format of SW.
Welcome to the forum.
In addition to the other great advice you are getting, one thing you might want to
look into is if you can find out what program created this part file there is a chance
that it can be opened directly into Solidworks. Solidworks I know will load Pro-E and Inventor
files this way. Then you will have a part files with features.
Thank you everyone, the featureworks worked. I dont know where the original file is from or who made it, but it comes in as imported, it might just be thats they file i have.
but thank you everyone for the help
Right click on the file and select open with. Choose notepad from the list and then from the header of that text file you can make out the details of the file.
I've just run into some trouble importing an .x_t file into SW 2012.
On some computers, it opens just fine, but 2 of the computers (at least) including mine can't open the file.
I just get a window saying cannot open this file, The data in this file may be invalid.
Thanks for any help!!
If it is working on one and not another SW could be corrupted so you may have to run a repair of SW and see if that fixes the issue or on the working one is there a different login, meaning full admin rites verses user rites? because if you only have user rites your IT may not have setup that the SW folders can be written to....sometimes this can cause these types of gliches.
see how the CPU thats works differs from yours that doesn't.....this isn't a SW issue its a computer issue.
Thanks for the replies, I've tried the repair and changing to administrator and then trying to open this file. We have this problem on an ongoing basis. All files from a 3D scanning supplier have the same issue. Some guys can open it, others cannot.
Is there anyone who's running an older version of SW who could try and open this file? I tried to look at the file with notepad to see if there was anything obvious. The header data looks good as far as I can tell, but after that the structure isn't clear.
Again thanks for any help.
Good afternoon VIc,
I have tried it on my home computer and it's the same thing, can't open the file.
can they send you other types of files to test, iges, step to see if that helps get what you need.
Maybe for now have the other machine import it then save it to network for you to call up.
I tried it on 2011 SP5 & 2012 SP2 - both told me invalid.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
I made a case with our VAR (Hawk Ridge), and this is the answer from SW..
SolidWorks got back to me and they have seen this issue before where the problem lies with the originating CAD software. There is something about the CAD software that does not translate the information correctly. The best thing to do in these cases is to have the originator re-import the file prior to sending it out to you. If there is no problem, I would direct them to their CAD vendor as it is generating an incompatible parasolid file.
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