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The Pro/ENGINEER translator imports and exports Pro/ENGINEER® files.

Pro/ENGINEER accepts only ASCII characters in its file names. When you save a SolidWorks document as a Pro/ENGINEER file, any non-ASCII characters are replaced by an underscore (_).

Importing Pro/ENGINEER Files into SolidWorks

The Pro/ENGINEER translator imports Pro/ENGINEER part or assembly files as SolidWorks part or assembly documents. The attributes, features, sketches, and dimensions of the Pro/ENGINEER part are imported. If all of the features in the file are not supported, you can choose to import the file as either a solid body or a surface model. The Pro/ENGINEER translator supports import of free curves, wireframes, and surface data.

When importing an assembly, you can control how to import individual components. Sub-assemblies are supported as well.

To import assembly constraints, select Import component constraints in the translator options dialog box. Pro/ENGINEER constraints are translated into SolidWorks assembly mates. All the basic mate types, plus Pro/ENGINEER Point on Surface, Point on Edge, and Edge on Surface constraints are supported.  Pro/ENGINEER high level motion constraints such as Gear mates and non-default refplanes, refpoints, and refaxes are not supported.

If a model uses Pro/ENGINEER family table instances, the XPR and XAS accelerator instance files must be included for correct results.

You can import Pro/ENGINEER surface-trim and surface-extend features into SolidWorks. These features are read in from the Pro/ENGINEER file and mapped to SolidWorks.

Version Information - Versions 17 through 2001 of Pro/ENGINEER and Wildfire versions 1 - 4 are supported. Import of assembly features is not supported.

Exporting SolidWorks Documents as Pro/ENGINEER Files

The Pro/ENGINEER translator exports part or assembly documents as Pro/ENGINEER part or assembly files. SolidWorks exports solids and surfaces only, not feature data.

Version Information - The exported files are saved as Pro/ENGINEER version 20 files.

Related Topics

Importing Pro/ENGINEER Part Files

Importing Pro/ENGINEER Assembly Files

Exporting Documents as Pro/ENGINEER Files


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