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Importing Thread.xls from Inventor 2013 to Solidworks 2011

Question asked by Ray Neudorf on Oct 17, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2012 by John Burrill

Hi All,


Not sure if this is the right place, but here goes:


I am very new to Solidworks, but not new to 3D modeling.

I have been using Inventor since the 2008 release but due to a company directive am now having to migrate to Solidworks 2011.


One item that will be crucial for this transition will be the migration of thread data.

The industry that I am in is oilfield related and there are a great many specialized threads (stub acme, tapered tubing and casing, specialized sizes, etc.) that are not found in common sources like the Machinery Handbook.

This information is currently well organized into Inventor's Thread.xls file, and I was wondering how I could migrate this information into Solidworks for use in thread callouts?


I DO NOT want to create sweeps/revolves/coils to recreate the actual thread geometry. I just need to be able to assign the thread data to the appropriate surface within the model.


Anyone lend a hand on this?