I have a group of six IGES files that were created in CATIA and won't import
into SolidWorks 2004. When I try to import any of these IGES files,
SolidWorks produces the following error message after working for only a few
Unable to read IGES file. File was truncated or contains invalid data.
I suspect the IGES files contain entities that are not supported by
SolidWorks since I can view part of the IGES geometry in other programs.
Unfortunately, none of the programs I have can load all of the geometry, so
I can't export it in another format.
I am currently exploring my options and was wondering if anyone can make a
suggestion for a translation program or service bureau.
Catia Ver.4 creates crappy IGES files that "NO" CAD or CAM program on the
planet can read in completely. Many crash at the attempt..
Get the Catia native file and do what others here have suggested, use a
service bureau. I've had good sucess with Theorem http://www.cadverter.com
Ask someone at the Concepts Unlimited forum to open the v4 files for you
and export as SAT (ACIS), so you can read them in SW.
John Eric Voltin wrote:
Thanks, Paul. I was trying to remember that name a couple of weeks ago.
Wonder how well the translations work? Catia v4 and ACIS; like mixing oil
======================="Paul Salvador" wrote...
Hey, btw, it looks like the new 2.0 beta (one month full use) allows for
Oh, I agree, the v4 files converted to ACIS should be interesting?
But, with some of the tolerance options ACIS is suppose too have now, it
may work ok?
And, CadSoft seems to be very willing to help with getting the v4 data
in.. and I would guess they are very much interested in any v4
Funny, it takes another company to supply a import/export for Catia
files when SolidWorks is owned by the owner of Catia and ACIS!?!?!
..bending over,... thank you sir, may I have another!?! 8^0
Jeff Howard wrote:
Get a free trial of TransMagic and you can convert native V4 .model files to
SW for 14 days. TransMagic doesn't however, work very fast on IGES. Or go
to Capvidia and have them healed for SW.
I have had this problem too in the last month. They need to do a check in
Catia before outputting and let the process finish. When CATIA was allowed
to finish the files would read in.
John Eric Voltin wrote:
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