Can FreeCAD read SolidWorks files?

Can I open SolidWorks files in FreeCAD?

Re: sldprt files



Hello GWFAMI, Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum. The . sldprt format is a closed source, proprietary file format that is owned and licensed by Dassault Systemes, the makers of SolidWorks. In short, if you don’t have a copy of SolidWorks to open and convert the file, you’re out of luck.

Can FreeCAD import Sldprt files?

sldprt (Solidworks Parts File) to . stl. Unfortunately, FreeCAD does not support importing this file format and I can not use its Python console to convert this file format to . stl.

How do I convert files to FreeCAD?

How to convert STL to STEP using FreeCAD

  1. Step 1: Install FreeCAD. To start off, make sure you have FreeCAD downloaded and installed.
  2. Step 2: Import STL. Open your STL part in FreeCAD. …
  3. Step 3: Convert from Mesh to Shape. …
  4. Step 4: Simplify Shape. …
  5. Step 5: Convert Shape to Solid. …
  6. Step 6: Export.

How good is FreeCAD?

Overall: The most powerful features of Free CAD is the scripting environment. It was easy to create objects in the 3D scene and access and also modify your projects in the FreeCAD interface of the software. … Free Cad has very good open software option that keeps a beginner busy.

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What programs can open SolidWorks files?

Contents

  • SolidWorks Viewers 101.
  • eDrawings.
  • Free IGS Viewer.
  • FreeCAD.
  • HiCAD Viewer.
  • Navisworks Freedom.

Is there a free version of SolidWorks?

Currently, there are two options available to try SOLIDWORKS for free. The first option is through MySolidWorks which offers an online product trial of the latest version of SOLIDWORKS Premium, all from within your browser. … These SOLIDWORKS trials can be created for 7, 15, or 30 days.

Is FreeCAD like Autocad?

Autocad is mainly used to design 2D, 3D drawings, drafts, concepts. FREECAD is a general-purpose 3D parametric modeler that ratify a modular software architecture. This Framework allows you to enhance the functionality by adding plugins.

Can FreeCAD import Parasolid?

Besides, some companies put patents on their formats which could expose FreeCAD to legal threat. In the case of OCC’s parasolid importer, the OCC core engine, that we use in FreeCAD, is open-source, but they also sell several “add-ons”, such as this one. These are unfortunately not open-source and we cannot use them.

Can FreeCAD open Autocad files?

FreeCAD can use it to offer DWG import and export, by converting DWG files to the DXF format under the hood,then using its standard DXF importer to import the file contents.

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