Viewpoint Files

This add-in module exports SOLIDWORKS part or assembly documents to Viewpoint (.mts) files.

You can view Viewpoint files over the Internet using the Viewpoint viewer. The Viewpoint files contain the compressed geometry of the model.

The Viewpoint (MTS) translator also creates an .mtx file, which is in XML. This is the animation and attribute file of the model.

The exported files contain graphical information only; you cannot edit these files.

Deactivating or Reactivating the Viewpoint Translator

To deactivate or reactivate the Viewpoint translator:

  1. Click Tools > Add Ins.
  2. Select or clear the SOLIDWORKS MTS check box from the list of installed compatible software products.

Exporting a SOLIDWORKS Document as a Viewpoint File

To export a SOLIDWORKS document as a Viewpoint file:

  1. With a SOLIDWORKS document open, clickFile > Save As.
    The Save As dialog box appears.
  2. Set Save as type to Viewpoint MTX/MTS (*.mts).
  3. Type the file name in the File name box, and click Save.