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Unable to open SW file

Creator
Creator

I see nothing when I import solidworks file into FEMAP. I also tried to import it as igs file, but it says "Errors have occured. Check message window". What might be the problem with SW file.

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Re: Unable to open SW file

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello!,

With SolidWorks import always parts & assembly geometry using Parasolid format (*.X_T), because SW use Parasolid kernel as well as FEMAP. If Parasolid is not available, then use STEP. Use only IGES format to import wire-frame models.

Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Unable to open SW file

Creator
Creator

It says "transmit file is corrupted" when trying to import it as parasolid file. I have created 2 different configurataions (supressed few parts) in SW file. I guess its the source of error, but couldn't figure it out.

Re: Unable to open SW file

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello!,

Go to SW and try to import the geometry in an open file, then you will see if the geometry is correct or not.

 

If the Parasolid geometry imports correctly in SW, then the reason of the problem error is in the Parasolid versions using both FEMAP & SW: the same way you can not open a new FEMAP v11.2.1 model in an old FEMAP v10.0 version, the same happens with Parasolid.

 

Actually, FEMAP V11.2.1 can read Parasolid versions till v28.0

 

Parasolid version on FEMAP V11.2.1

 

Open your FEMAP and go to HELP > WHAT´S NEW to see the Parasolid version supported. Then go to SW and export your Parasolid model using that version, OK?.

 

femap_geometry_interfaces.png

 

Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Unable to open SW file

Creator
Creator

SW file has interferences. Is it a problem?

Re: Unable to open SW file

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello!,

Not at all, this is independent of the import problem.

• If you have penetrating parts (interference problem) but is undesired, then you will have to correct the geometry, either in FEMAP or in your CAD package.

• If you have an interference fit problem, then NX NASTRAN can solve the problem for you, take a look to my blog in the following address:

 

interference

 

https://iberisa.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/tratado-completo-sobre-como-resolver-problemas-lineales-de-...

 

Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Unable to open SW file

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hello!,

If the problem persist upload to this forum a copy of the Parasolid file (compressed with WinZip or similar) to take a look to it, OK?.

Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Unable to open SW file

Creator
Creator

Please have a look at the image. The first file is the original one. I just opened it in solid works and saved as 2nd file. The icons of ist and 2nd files are different  and I'm unable to open the second file using FEMAP. Is it anything to do with security seetings?

Re: Unable to open SW file

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Dear Anil,

Well, the explanation of the problem for me is clear: both files have a different version of SW. If the first one import in FEMAP and the second one failed, then you have the answer. Please note this is a recurrent problem when using different software versions, not matter the program you use: a SW 2015 file can not be opened in SW2014, this is a "future version" file!! (or a FEMAP V11.2 file can not be opened in FEMAP V10.0, unless you use "FILE > EXPORT > FEMAP Neutral" and choose the proper destination version, this is a nice feature of FEMAP that other software do not allow at all).

 

In summary, nothing to see with security issues, not at all, it´s simply a version problem, OK?.

 

Best regards,

Blas.

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
IBERISA • 48004 BILBAO (SPAIN)
WEB: http://www.iberisa.com
Blog Femap-NX Nastran: http://iberisa.wordpress.com/

Re: Unable to open SW file

Creator
Creator

Hello Blas,

 

Thanks for your reply.

I'm using FEMAP 11.1 which supports solid works 2012 files. But i'm using solidworks 2014 version, which is the problem as you said. FEMAP 11.1 is also not supporting the IGS and parasolid files exported from Solidworks 2014 version. Is that fine?