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Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

Okay, I am VERY much a beginner with SE.  I am a technical writer, and typically get 3D models from my clients and then I use them to create the illustrations I need.

 

 

Got a SLDASM file from a customer, and when I open it in SE, there's nothing visible.  

 

Any suggestions??

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Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

You also need the parts that go along with the assembly. So you'll need a set of *.SLDPRT files, and possibly *.SLDASM subassemblies.

 

A SolidWorks viewer can read just the *.SLDASM file, except in some situations, where it might be a subassembly never saved in its own window.

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Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

Hi there, and welcome.

My first thought, is did you get ONLY the .SLDASM file?...because, as it is with Solid Edge, you also need to have ALL of the .SLDPRT components that make it up.
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

Well, I got three subassemblies (SLDASM) and a SLDPRT file

Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

I just downloaded the eDrawings SolidWorks viewer and I can open the file in that just fine.

Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

Are you able to share the files here, or to a Siemens employee here? (as a compressed file)....also, what version & edition of Solid Edge do you have??
Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

I'm using ST6. I can share the files.

Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

I'd be happy to take a look.....

Kevin Grayson
Solid Edge Technical Consultant
kevin.grayson@siemens.com

Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

OK...do you know what version of SWks the files were last saved on?

Go ahead and post them as an attachement here, as a ZIP file, and one of us might be able to help further....I'm on ST7 so I may not be able to offer anything useful.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10
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Re: Newb: Importing Solid Works SLDASM file - don't see anything?

Okay, I've done some digging and asked some questions of my customer, and it turns out the main item that I need broken down they don't even have modeled, so this file is basically useless to me anyway.

Thanks for everyone's help. Guess I'll have to attack it a different way.