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Importing Pro/ENGINEER Part Files

To import a Pro/ENGINEER part file into SolidWorks:

  1. Click Open (Standard toolbar) or File, Open.

  2. In the dialog box, set Files of type to ProE Part (*.prt;*.prt.*;*.xpr).

  1. Browse to a file, and click Open.

  2. In the Pro/ENGINEER To SolidWorks Converter dialog box, set these options:

  • Import geometry directly. Imports a model without features, either as a solid or surfaces.

      • BREP. Imports the model as a solid using Boundary Representation data. In general, BREP mode is faster than Knitting, especially for complex models.

      • Knitting. Attempts to knit surfaces during import. Select Try forming solid model(s) to form solids (rather than surface bodies).

      • Do not knit.

  • Analyze the model completely. Determines the number of features that SolidWorks can recognize and import.

  • Import material properties

  • Import sketch/curve entities

  • Import geometry from hidden sections

  1. Click OK.

    If you select Import geometry directly, SolidWorks imports the model. If you select Analyze the model completely, SolidWorks parses the imported file and redisplays the Pro/Engineer to SolidWorks Converter dialog box with a summary of the features and surfaces recognized and the following options:

  • Features. Imports the model and attempts to recognize features. Attempt to correct invalid features attempts to correct problems such as reversed extrusions.

  • Body. Attempts to import the model as a solid using Knitting. Attempt to correct invalid feature has no effect.

  • Generate translation report. If you select Features, generates a report that includes the features plus the recognition and import status.

  1. Click Features or Body to begin importing the part.

  1. In the Translation Report:

  • Print

  • Copy

  1. Close the dialog box to finish importing the part.


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