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Import mesh from catia v5 to solidworks 2010

Question asked by Francesc Vidal on Mar 14, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 25, 2012 by Jerry Steiger



I'm an engineering student doing the master thesis about designing a wind turbine tower. I've created the model, and refined (a very nice btw) mesh in Catia V5

The problem is that I need to run non-linear structural calculations and Catia is not able to do that, but I've been told that solidworks is.

The thing is that I've spent many hours refining the Catia mesh and looks gorgeous now and I was thinking if it is possible to import that mesh. I've surfed around and couldn't find any solution.

The problem is that Catia V5 (r19) just exports the mesh in .dat and Catia v4 format and couldn't see any mesh import in solidworks

Anyone could help? or have to mesh again?