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Convert of MDT Drawings in SW2010 64 Bit

Question asked by James Imes on Apr 19, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2012 by Elton Smith

Used to open MDT drawings in SolidWorks as long as MDT install was on board so SW could use the MDT Engine.


It was SolidWorks 07 / 08 with MDT6 / 7 installs running on 32 bit XP machine & you'd open file in SolidWorks &

it would prompt for convert & allow you to select model or drawing & then using the MDT engine, SolidWorks

would go feature x feature & bring in a smart, feature based model.  That was then


This is now,  SolidWorks 2010 running on Win 7 64 Bit & MDT9 64 Bit compliant AutoDesk product.  You open file,

set file type to DWG & it "sees" the DeskTop based legacy DWG file.  You select model & say finish & it starts in

but never gets past the first feature & hangs.


If anyone out there has figured out what setting or trick that may be used or changed to get it to finish the convert

process, it would be greatly appreciated if you might share your knowledge.