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Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

Hi all,

 

I'm trying to figure out what template file the parasolid and Solidworks file translators use.

anybody that can give me a hint?

 

Best regards,

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend
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Re: Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Take a look at this thread, it may help:

 

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/NX-Programming-Customization/import-step-assembly-to...

 

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

Hi Dave,

 

Parasolid and SWX files don't use that seed file; they don't even have a specific folder.

 

In the meantime I found out myself that the importer uses the customer defaults instead. (Does that mean I can Kudo myself? Smiley Very Happy )

 

Now I'm still looking for a way to have layer 255 and 256 set to "visible only" after the import. For STEP and DXF/DWG files this is possible because they use that seed file where I can preset those values.

Too bad that specific layer settings are not defined within the customer defaults.

 

Thanks anyway for the link.

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend

Re: Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

OH well.  From that thread, I found out about all the different import seed files, which I somehow missed over the years of working with NX, I wasn't sure if there was on for parasolid or not.

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

"Now I'm still looking for a way to have layer 255 and 256 set to "visible only" after the import."

 

When you import a parasolid file, the geometry is imported to your current work part. The layer settings will be whatever you have currently set. I suppose that you are really asking about opening a parasolid file directly (file -> open -> choose parasolid file)?

Re: Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

Hi cowski1,

 

I'm indeed doing "file-open" but your proposal to import it into an open prt is a very good workaround.

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend

Re: Import parasolid, SWX; what template file do they use?

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

I just tested importing a parasolid file into a work part; works perfect.

The list of file types is long; Solidworks files (SLDPRT and SLDASM) are missing...

BTW ACIS kernel files (SAT) in new since NX11

That also means that 3D DWG files are getting translated now. Smiley Happy

2017-03-16_06.gifNX11 Import file; file type options

 

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend