We are trying to convert this prt file from a customer into a newer file format that can be useable in SolidWorks 2012 or newer. Assistance is greatly appreciated.
You can export a part in STEP format, they are supported in all of solidworks versions and UG.
OK, so I am new to UG and to SW. I did not notice the option to open or convert the .prt file to any format when I was in there last. I have 2014 installed on a VM (virtual machine), but in unlicensed mode for this purpose alone. Since I am not in front of that VM at the moment, I can't see what I may have missed.
Can you give me a little better indication in terms of which SW icons to load, and what selections to make in order to accomplish this conversion of .prt to STEP?
Thank you very much for the assistance!
In SolidWorks, try File -> SaveAs -> change Save As Type to *.step, *.stp. Same way sould be there in UG, I don't have it installed, but should have similar method like "save as" or "export"
Keep in mind that only the 3D geometry will be exported not the software specific features in the design...
Thank you very much. While it is encouraging that we can at least open it as a "flattened" file, we would prefer to be able to send it back as a fully editable file.
Is there a good third-party tool that can do these types of conversions?
I'm sorry I don't think there are such third-party tools, You can try feature recognition feature in SolidWorks. This way you can generate features to an imported part.
You can open the .prt file directly in SolidWorks. As Rukshan mentions, it will come in as a dumb solid. However, if you have SolidWorks premium, you can use FeatureWorks to recognize various features of the solid. As for being able to go back and forth between different CAD systems, you might be able to find a 3rd party translator but there's bound to be some data deterioration.
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