Is it possible to determine the name of the file for which Solidworks imports? For example, I open 123.x_t, rename it then to 456.sldprt
Does SW keep track of the fact that the imported geometry was from 123.x_t?
I don't think so. Not sure if you open up the saved file in a notepad and get some information from there.
Hi Deepak, that's a great idea, but unfortunately I didn't see anything in there.......
What is the end goal you trying to achieve with this.
If I open a step or parasolid, etc., SW obviously converts it.
If I rename the file to some drawing number, or any other name, years later I may need to know the source for the original geometry.
Customer sends a parasolid 123_Rev1.x_t, then rev2, rev3, rev4.
Rev4 is opened with Solidworks.
It is saved as 1235.sldprt and an entire tooling package is developed around that geometry.
Tooling goes to customer.
They indicate something is incorrect with the geometry.
They want to know what parasolid was used for the model.
I tell them that it was 123_Rev4.x_t.
They say how do I know for sure.
I say I have a note in the job folder that says so.
I would rather say, here is 1235.sldprt from which your tooling was derived. As you can see, the first imported feature in the tree was taken from 123_Rev4.x_t........or........as you can see from opening in notepad (which unfortunately didn't work, but I'm really surprised the information is not in there somewhere)
Can anybody from SW chime in here to confirm this isn't something embedded somewhere? Seems to be the imported feature could easily be flagged with this info, but I don't write the code.
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