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Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Help!
Solidworks to step file.

I am designing a frame for a multicopter in Autodesk Inventor, and somewhere on the forum i downloaded this DJI F450 arm only it is a Solidworks file (.SLDPRT). I have try'd multiple ways of converting this to something usefull in Inventor, like .STEP, but nothing worked.

Is there someone that can open this in Solidworks and save this as a .STEP for me?

That would be awesome.
Thomas.
(sorry for my crappy english..)
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Gave it a shot in a couple of different STEP formats. (AP203 and AP214)

Hope this helps,

Jimmy
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:59 AM
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I'm using Autodesk Inventor 2013 and it opens SLDPRT files made in SolidWorks 2010 without any problems. The parametrization is, of course, lost and the imported part is just a dumb solid...
Let me know if the parts in the previous post don't work and I'll convert your file into something else.

Boris
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:53 PM
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Gave it a shot in a couple of different STEP formats. (AP203 and AP214)

Hope this helps,

Jimmy
Thanks man! Is there any difference in the 2 files?


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I'm using Autodesk Inventor 2013 and it opens SLDPRT files made in SolidWorks 2010 without any problems. The parametrization is, of course, lost and the imported part is just a dumb solid...
Let me know if the parts in the previous post don't work and I'll convert your file into something else.

Boris
I have Inventor 2012 and when i try to open the SLDPRT file it gives me some error that it is made in a version that is not supported. Im happy with the "dumb solid"

Thanks all!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Unfortunately, I have no idea what the difference in the files is. That are the two options for saving it as a STEP file and I did them both hoping one of them would work for you.

Cheers,

Jimmy
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Unfortunately, I have no idea what the difference in the files is. That are the two options for saving it as a STEP file and I did them both hoping one of them would work for you.

Cheers,

Jimmy
They both worked. Thank you so much again.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Glad I could help! I'm in the process of learning how to use SW and will be using it for CNC work in the near future.

Cheers,

Jimmmy
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