How to Change files from SW to catia and from Catia to SW

Discussion in 'CATIA' started by Ray Gonzalez, May 3, 2006.

  1. Ray Gonzalez

    Ray Gonzalez Guest

    CAn some one please tell me how can I open SW file on Catia and the other
    way around
    Thanks
    Ray

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    Ray Gonzalez, May 3, 2006
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  2. Ray Gonzalez

    TOP Guest

    You can't is the simple answer.

    There are service bureaus and utilities that can do some translation,
    but in general this is one of the more difficult translations to do.
    SolidWorks and Catia don't really get along well.

    Believe it or not, one good reason to buy DesignStar FEA is that a
    Catia translator is available for it at extra cost. But this still only
    gets you dumb solid transfer.
     
    TOP, May 3, 2006
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  3. Ray Gonzalez

    TOP Guest

    You can't is the simple answer.

    There are service bureaus and utilities that can do some translation,
    but in general this is one of the more difficult translations to do.
    SolidWorks and Catia don't really get along well.

    Believe it or not, one good reason to buy DesignStar FEA is that a
    Catia translator is available for it at extra cost. But this still only
    gets you dumb solid transfer.
     
    TOP, May 3, 2006
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  4. Ray Gonzalez

    MM Guest

    Ray,

    "If" it's Catia V5, and "If" you have access to both systems then use STEP.

    If it's Catia V4, then there is no easy, or free, solution.

    Mark
     
    MM, May 3, 2006
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  5. For Catia files, I use a pair of products called FormatWorks & 3DTransvidia,
    both from Capvidia.

    WT
     
    Wayne Tiffany, May 3, 2006
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  6. Ray Gonzalez

    matt Guest

    You mean changing the extension doesn't work for you guys?



    ;o)
     
    matt, May 3, 2006
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  7. Oh, yea, I forgot about that one.........

    WT

     
    Wayne Tiffany, May 3, 2006
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  8. Ray Gonzalez

    That70sTick Guest

    We outsourced this to Mathdata.com. We would get large auto interior
    console models that were difficult to translate and clean up.
    Outsourcing to Mathdata was a little pricey, but was a savings vs.
    man-hours wasted on cruddy translations.
     
    That70sTick, May 4, 2006
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