Hide Table of Contents

Solid Edge Files

The Solid Edge translator imports the Parasolid information of Solid Edge® parts (including sheet metal parts) or assemblies into SolidWorks part or assembly documents. Only the Parasolid information is extracted, not the proprietary feature information.

To open a Solid Edge part or assembly:

  1. Click File, Open.

  1. Set Files of type to one of the following:

  • Solid Edge Part (*.par, *.psm)

  • Solid Edge Assembly (*.asm)

  1. Browse to a file, and click Open.

Version Information

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Solid Edge Files

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.