> Hello All,
> I currently need to convert a file created in the software Form-Z (
). Up to now I didn't even know this software existed. >
> The people I am getting the file from will also be sending the file as a
> *.dxf file. Being that I have had less then a year at the controls here, I
> do not know what to expect when converting this file.
> Does anyone know how to convert one of these files (*.fmz). to soldworks? Or
> is it better just to go with the *.dfx conversion??
> We are using SW2003 SP4, Win2K Pro.
> We will be upgrading to SW2004 as soon as our VAR ships us the disks. (can't
> be bothered with the download). Any ideas if this file type might be handled > in 2004??
> Thanks in advance,
> Kevin Scheeringa
> Project Coordinator
> R&R Woodwork Inc.
Is the *.dxf 2D or 3D?
2D *.dxf import is supported very well in SWX, but you only get 2D sketches or drawings and no solid geometry (duh).
3D *.dxf files are much more limited both in themselves and in SWX import. I have heard some *.dxf files contain 3d data in acis format. If so, SWX may be able to import a solid body (not certain of any of this though).
Can this Form-Z export anything else? Parasolid is the best bet for compatibility. Otherwise, STEP, ACSIS, and IGES are other 3D formats that SWX will handle.