I am trying out a demo of nPower Software's Power Translators Pro, using it to import SW files directly into 3ds max without ever opening them in SolidWorks. So far I have had pretty good luck with SW parts and assemblies I have on hand, but I wanted to know if anyone else has used this software and what they think of it. In particular, I am looking for feedback on
- SolidWorks features or functionality that cause import problems
- Insight into the best way to use Power Translators Pro in workflow with changing SW parts/assys
- Any stability problems that you saw in 3ds max
and the big question
- If all I do is animation and rendering, can I get rid of my SolidWorks license altogether? Why would I need my SW license going forward? Maybe to suppress/unsuppress features prior to import?
Please let me know your experience, as I only have a limited time to work with the demo. I would love to take my SW maintenance dollars and put them towards this software instead.