Derived Format Converter

The Derived Format Converter converts the exact geometry in .SLDPRT and .SLDASM files for use in 3DEXPERIENCE modeling and simulation apps.

For details, see Derived Format Converter in Dassault Systèmes User Assistance. Access to Dassault Systèmes User Assistance requires 3DEXPERIENCE credentials.

You can also generate derived output from the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler. See Generate Derived Output.

Installing the Derived Format Converter

To install the Derived Format Converter:

  1. Log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    If your company has an on-premises installation, contact your Administrator to get the sign-in link.

  2. On the top bar of the 3DDashboard, click the Compass .
  3. Under Me, click Derived Format Converter .
  4. Follow the prompts to install the Derived Format Converter .
  5. Click Compass > Derived Format Converter again to initialize the Convert feature so you can use it with SOLIDWORKS Connected.

Adding a Conversion Rule

To enable SOLIDWORKS Connected to access models created in Dashboard Apps with ExactGeometry data, you need to add a conversion rule in the Platform Management app.

The rule ensures that every save operation you perform for models created with the Dashboard apps incorporates the ExactGeometry setting, making the data readable in SOLIDWORKS Connected.

To create a conversion rule:

  1. Open the Platform Management app and click the Content tab.
  2. In the Collaborative Spaces Configuration Center widget, click Derived Format Management.
  3. Add a New Conversion Rule with the following settings to ensure compatibility:
    Option Value
    Converter 3DEXPERIENCE
    Origin (Source) 3DEXPERIENCE
    Type Part
    Target Format EXACT Geometry
    Unified Format catiav5
    Event On Save