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Upload Solidworks or IGS files.

diarmuiddiarmuid Member Posts: 2 EDU

I'm having issues uploading Solidworks or iges files. The file will upload but I don’t see any geometry. All the tab shows is the Name, File name and File type. This seems to be the same for any file type,  I have tried .sldprt .sldasm .igs and .x_t file types and all have the same issue. Am I missing something when trying to import or is there an issue with the system?

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    diarmuiddiarmuid Member Posts: 2 EDU

    Ok I figured it out... right click the tab and translate I was having issues with the sldasm file (possibly because of the lack of .sldprt files). However why did the translate not happen automatically when I uploaded the file?

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    3D3D OS Professional Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Any recommendations on the best way to work with or convert .edrw files?
    From online research seems to be Solidworks file type?
    In searching on the forum & / help, there does not seem to be any relevant information.

    Would appreciate help from anyone who knows.
    Thanks in advance.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,449
    .edrw is an eDrawings viewer file and cannot be opened by anything other than eDrawings. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    HakroHakro Member Posts: 67 ✭✭✭
    You can download the free eDrawings Viewer from www.edrawingsviewer.com.
    Can open these formats:

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