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Conversion from Navisworks NWD to Solid Edge

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Hi,

 

Has someone found a method to convert a Navisworks NWD file to Solid Edge ST8 or ST9

 

Please let me know if you found a route.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Jan Bos

The Netherlands

 

User since Version 3.5

Production on ST8MP8

Beta testing ST9

5 REPLIES

Re: Conversion from Navisworks NWD to Solid Edge

Phenom
Phenom

Hi @Jan_Bos

 

Not using NavisWorks here so this is a shot in the dark, but a simple approach would be to check the export formats from NavisWorks and look up any of those supported by the Solid Edge Open command.

This page for example shows AutoCAD format, most probably DWG, and Microstation DGN as viable options.

 

Hope this helps.

 

~Tushar

 

Re: Conversion from Navisworks NWD to Solid Edge

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
It's not possible.


CAD/CAE Manager
ST8 MP9

Re: Conversion from Navisworks NWD to Solid Edge

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We have Navisworks in our product portfolio.

OOTB there is no chance to get access to the data because Navisworks is designed as a powerful viewer and the data Navisoworks is handling are just view data, the hierarchy and the properties.

 

We have developed interfaces to to export data for other systems.

 

Get in touch with me directly for details.

 

Stefan

smitsch@unitec.de
www.all4edge.de

Re: Conversion from Navisworks NWD to Solid Edge

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi Jan

 

I have had some success converting NWD files into Solid Edge. It is a tedious affair and does not always work.

 

The steps I follow are as follows:
  1. Using Navisworks Simluate the NWD model file can be exported as an FBX model file.
  2. Using AutoCAD the FBX file can be imported into DWG file format, then the following steps within:
    a. Check that the imported geometry should be of element type "Mesh", if so continue.
    b. Set: SMOOTHMESHCONVERT => 3
    c. Run: CONVTOSOLID => Select All / Select Window
    d. Check that model geometry changed to element type "3D Solid", if so continue.
    e. Export 3D Solid model geometry to STP or/and SAT file.
  3. Using Solid Edge import SAT / STP model as part file.

 

Good luck.

 

Pieter

Re: Conversion from Navisworks NWD to Solid Edge

Legend
Legend

Hello,

have seen this older question how to convert NWD (Navis Works).

The answer, it is possible to import the graphic into solid edge.

First, you must have Navis Works Manage or Simulate.

With both you can save to FBX files (2013).

FBX you can convert with the FBX converter (last version from Autodesk 2013) to OBJ or DAE format.

DAE or OBJ you can convert with many converters to STL format. (STL convert in ST10 to snap able asm and par possible)

Better is to use a converter that can convert STL to STEP like Salome Software Suite from Open Cascade or Automapki Converter. Both can convert shape files to shape STEP files.

Also is a converter gettable from Siemens NWD to Solid Edge.

 

Best Regards

Wolfgang