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Change Default File Import Location

Question asked by Amedeo Russo on Jan 29, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2014 by Jerry Steiger

Hi all,


I'm having some problems importing Unigraphics files into SW 2014. My company uses both Unigraphix and Solidworks at the moment, and I want to use SW's useful interpreter to import some of our NX .prt files (especially assemblies) directly into Solidworks, and start working on them with the new CAD.


Premise: If I try to open a Unigraphics .prt assembly file, which I have in a local folder on my PC, the process works like a charm, and after some minutes I have the translated assembly in SW. This way, I find in the same folder of the original NX assembly the translated .sldprt or .sldasm files, automatically created by SW during the import process. No problems with that. Perfect.


Problem: If I want to do the exact same thing, but with an NX .prt assembly file which is located in the company's 'read-only official models' folder, the import process immediately fails, telling me that the access to the folder itself is denied.

I am assuming that this is because SW tries to write in that folder its translated .sldprt and .sldasm files, but (obviously) it can't, since the destination is read only.


Question: assuming that I cannot change the official folder's read-only policy, is there a way to set a different location (maybe a local one or even something else) where SW will put the translated files, instead of the original NX file's one?


Thank you very much in advance for your help,