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Exporting SolidWorks Assembly to other format

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robo_eng

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I am looking for a way to export a solidworks file to the *.bvh or *.dxf file format. I am Using sw2004
 

bcampbell

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Exporting Soldworks Assembly to other format

» I am looking for a way to export a solidworks file to the *.bvh or *.dxf
» file format. I am Using sw2004

This is pretty easy to do.
1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller
 
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robo_eng

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Exporting Soldworks Assembly to other format

» This is pretty easy to do.
» 1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
» 2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller

The program I am trying to import into is a 3d program for animating human anatomy. The program says it can take DXF. Is there a 3d version of DXF?
 

bcampbell

Moderator
Exporting Soldworks Assembly to other format

» » This is pretty easy to do.
» » 1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
» » 2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller
»
» The program I am trying to import into is a 3d program for animating human
» anatomy. The program says it can take DXF. Is there a 3d version of DXF?

No, dxf is 2d, you need to use IGES, STEP or STL for a polygon file. There are ways to transfer this info from mechanical to artist world through some translator, I'm not sure of the path, hopefully some else knows a path.
 

support

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What is the program?

» » This is pretty easy to do.
» » 1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
» » 2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller
»
» The program I am trying to import into is a 3d program for animating human
» anatomy. The program says it can take DXF. Is there a 3d version of DXF?

What is the name of the program that you are trying to import it into?
Also, what file formats can it open?
 
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robo_eng

Guest
What is the program?

» » » This is pretty easy to do.
» » » 1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
» » » 2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller
» »
» » The program I am trying to import into is a 3d program for animating
» human
» » anatomy. The program says it can take DXF. Is there a 3d version of
» DXF?
»
» What is the name of the program that you are trying to import it into?
» Also, what file formats can it open?

The Program is called Poser and I was told it can take BVH or DXF. I am not actually using the program an associate is taking care of that. I am taking care of the solidworks side.
 

support

New member
OK I'll check into it further..

» » » » This is pretty easy to do.
» » » » 1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
» » » » 2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller
» » »
» » » The program I am trying to import into is a 3d program for
» animating
» » human
» » » anatomy. The program says it can take DXF. Is there a 3d version
» of
» » DXF?
» »
» » What is the name of the program that you are trying to import it into?
» » Also, what file formats can it open?
»
» The Program is called Poser and I was told it can take BVH or DXF. I am
» not actually using the program an associate is taking care of that. I am
» taking care of the solidworks side.

We have some Poser resources here on 3DCADTips.com. I'll look into it further. So you're saying that Poser only imports BVH and DXF and not IGES or STEP or STL? I'll post what I can dig up.
 

support

New member
Poser 6 can import the following...

» » » » This is pretty easy to do.
» » » » 1. create a drawing with the 2d views you want
» » » » 2. saveas dxf or dwg's are smaller
» » »
» » » The program I am trying to import into is a 3d program for
» animating
» » human
» » » anatomy. The program says it can take DXF. Is there a 3d version
» of
» » DXF?
» »
» » What is the name of the program that you are trying to import it into?
» » Also, what file formats can it open?
»
» The Program is called Poser and I was told it can take BVH or DXF. I am
» not actually using the program an associate is taking care of that. I am
» taking care of the solidworks side.

The latest version of Poser can import and export the following file formats:

? Import
3DMF, 3DS, AIFF (Mac only), AVI (Win only), BMP,
BVH Motion, DXF, JPG, Lightwave 5, OBJ, PCT, PNG,
QuickTime (Mac only), TIFF, WAV
? Export
3DMF, 3DS, AVI (Win only), BMP, BVH Motion, DXF,
Flash-SWF, JPG, Lightwave 5, OBJ, PCT, PNG, QuickTime
(Mac only), RIB, TIFF, Viewpoint VET

What file formats can you export with your version of SolidWorks?

Please let me know so we can try to map your interoperability path.

Thanks.
 
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robo_eng

Guest
Poser 6 can import the following...

» What file formats can you export with your version of SolidWorks?


Solidworks 2004 can export
ACIS
Catia Graphics
Highly Compressed Graphics
Hoops
Iges
Jpeg
Parasolid
PDF
Pro/E
Step
Tiff
ViewPoint
VRML
ZGL

Jpg and Tiff really don't work for what we want because we want it in 3d.
 

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