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Opening SolidWorks Files to Maya
on Nov 22, 2006 at 4:52:17 pm

I have the Maya 6 PLE and want to pitch the purchase of Maya 8 to my employer. Our company's CAD software is SolidWorks so a big selling point would be the compatibility of the two aps. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has used the two together especially as it relates to animating the SW files in Maya or any issues/problems encountered.


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Thomas Rydberg
Re: Opening SolidWorks Files to Maya
on Nov 28, 2006 at 8:37:00 pm

I needed to buy a 3rd party translation product to bring SolidWorks files into Maya.

I purchased both the PolyTrans and the CAD/Pack license in order to successfully import SolidWorks geometry into Maya. Be forewarned, if you download the demo version of PolyTrans, it'll let you import a SolidWorks file with missing polygons, but you'll also need to buy the CAD/Pack option in order to use the SolidWorks translator that's available in the PolyTrans demo. The CAD/Pack option maintains any hierarchical relationships in the geometry when bringing it into Maya.

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