SW to PTC with features

Has anyone came up with a good method to transfer from SW to PTC and retain
parametrics? Any 3rd party translators for this that you may have heard of
or, hopefully, used successfully.
TIA,
JJ
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JJ
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I haven't tired it but it's worth a try.
Download ProDesktop Express from PTC's website. It is free, and can read and convert Pro/E files to IGES.
Regards, Scott
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Scott
Is does not work with Pro-E wildfire but does a great job with making step files.
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Mark Bannister
Thanks folks but what I need is to get parametric PTC models from SW models. IGES, STEP, and other featureless formats don't do me any good unless PTC has some feature recognition capability or there is a 3rd party FeatureWorks-like app for PTC.
Thanks,
JJ
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JJ
Just got off the phone with Elysium. The CAD Porter works with features in one direction. From Pro/E to SolidWorks, Inventor, or Catia. The cost is around $16,000 +/-. You only need one seat, but need a seat of Pro/E and whatever the program is you are going to. It looks like a good buy for those jumping the Pro/E ship. What about people jumping the SolidWorks ship?
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T Bennett
SW has a translator that gets the PTC features but you have to decrypt the PTC file first. Delcam and others make a decrypter and it costs a few thousand. Therefore $16K sounds enormously expensive but maybe it is that much better than the SW one. Of course this is not what I am trying to do - I want to go the other way (SW to PTC). I am not "jumping ship", I just need to get it to someone who has PTC and wants the features.
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JJ
Try this:
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Not sure of the cost. I think they'll translate them for you (for a fee) or you can purchase the software. My guess is that it is not cheap.
TH
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TH
Yes, that is a route I plan to pursue but I looking for objective information and hoping that someone here might have had first hand experience.
Thanks,
JJ
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JJ
From my experience of the past 10 year with solid modeling, what you are asking is impossible with the present attitude (and the poor translation technology) of all the vendors..they want it all to themselves....no sharing of feature history from them... STEP down the road..probably at level 15 or 16 (we are presently about level 4) will have the potential to do what you need.. problem is that is 5 or 6 years away... if your partner needs ProE feature history and parametrics, you are stuck with doing the job in ProE. or convincing your partner that there is still much value in the 3D solid model ....even without the feature history and parametrics.. this industry has a long way to go before we see any real progress in this area..
JJ wrote:
> Yes, that is a route I plan to pursue but I looking for objective > information and hoping that someone here might have had first hand > experience. > > Thanks, > > JJ >
> > In article , "JJ" > > > writes: > > > > >Has anyone came up with a good method to transfer from SW to PTC and > retain > > >parametrics? Any 3rd party translators for this that you may have heard > of > > >or, hopefully, used successfully. > > > > JJ, > > Why not ask PTC? > > It may depend on the version of Pro-E ..... > >
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