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Title: Help converting from SolidWorks to .tcw
Post by: JoeM on January 25, 2019, 01:16:12 PM
Hello All,

Does anyone have the capability to translate this from Solidworks to TurboCad format?

Its a 3D model of a vise stop identical to the one on my Kurt Mill vise.

Thanks in advance,

JoeM
Title: Re: Help converting from SolidWorks to .tcw
Post by: Don Cheke on January 25, 2019, 02:05:19 PM
Here is a STEP file. I didn't know what version of TC you have, but this should open in TC.
Title: Re: Help converting from SolidWorks to .tcw
Post by: Jeffin90620 on January 26, 2019, 12:33:40 AM
GRABCAD Workbench claims the ability to transfer back and forth.  I believe it's free.

https://workbench.grabcad.com/downloadworkbench (https://workbench.grabcad.com/downloadworkbench)


Jeff
Title: Re: Help converting from SolidWorks to .tcw
Post by: Don Cheke on January 26, 2019, 06:27:22 AM
GRABCAD Workbench claims the ability to transfer back and forth.  I believe it's free.

https://workbench.grabcad.com/downloadworkbench (https://workbench.grabcad.com/downloadworkbench)

Jeff


I use GrabCAD Workbench which I consider a great product for drawing management, if you have others on your team that collaborate on models / drawings, etc., or if you share files with others, like vendors, etc.. Yes, you can download your uploaded SW files as STEP files, but that requires you to create an account, to sync your local folders with the cloud and doing that conversion from the cloud. Might be worth doing if this is something one needed to often, or even semi-often. Note that it is not something you can do with the desktop app that downloads from Jeff's link. The desktop app is just to help facilitating the syncing with the cloud process.

EDIT: I just tried to download conversion on two simple SW parts on Workbench and both failed. I had never used this because I have not needed to but I just tried a couple simple sw parts and both failed. Obviously not a real option.

EDIT 2: I just did a test with downloading a SW assembly drawing as a STEP and it it did work. Go figure. I guess one's mileage going this route will vary.
Title: Re: Help converting from SolidWorks to .tcw
Post by: murray dickinson on January 26, 2019, 12:39:58 PM
SharkCAD Pro, a program that's now under the same ownership as TC, has translators for SW, CATIA 4 & 5, Pro/E, Solid Edge, NX and Parasolid.  I needed some translation a few years ago and at the time, maybe 10-15 years back, IMSI was offering a translator for some of those in and out of TC - for USD1000.  Ouch.  Shark is a premium version of TC Mac that's also PC.  Files exchange with TC Mac with a change of attachment, but some of the high-end translators don't work with Shark on Mac.    The Shark/TC Mac file extension exchange thing also works with Vellum Cobalt, too, if anyone still works with that.   
Exchange between TC and Shark covers .dwg, .sat, .stp and iges.

Interestingly, the .step file is a little smaller converted with it than Don's.
Title: Re: Help converting from SolidWorks to .tcw
Post by: JoeM on January 28, 2019, 05:57:21 AM
Thanks to all who responded, I appreciate the help and advice.

JoeM