Spork, I in SW 2005 SP01 RC, but I'm able to open the PPK files with some
File>Open> ProE Part files does the job, and asking SW to find the features
also does a pretty good job, but it seems to have a problem with sweeps.
Interesting. Thanks for the reply, Muggs. That's just what I did, and
with at least three different options (SW2005 SP0.1). Didn't even try
asking SolidWorks to find the features. But I tried opening the
Assembly with automatic opening of the Parts, and apparently that won't
work. I'm opening individual Parts now and so far it's working
(knitting, with "Try forming solid model" checked). Don't know what
will happen when I get to the Assembly file, but we'll see.
I'm just curious about automatic pistol design -- don't need it for
anything else. I'm not a gun enthusiast, never been military and never
taken a gun apart. Only fired a pistol once in my life (not in anger --
in practice). Now I've got a client who's into all that stuff and I'm
finding it might be helpful to understand certain common mechanisms.
I'd be even happier to find a CO2 pistol to look at.
Depending on the design, you could Google up a good "How to
disassemble/reassemble your handgun" video from any number of aftermarket
gun parts folks.
Also, try here:
I would suggest looking at John Browning's 1911, nothing better until Gaston
Glock decided to build his first gun.
This is information for Spork! Please don't flame me to tell me how much you
hate the Glock and how much better the (your favorite gun manufacturer here)
is. This is merely my opinion, and as you know opinions are like armpits,
everyone has at least one and they usually stink.