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How do I convert a Autocad file to Pro Engineer flie?

By Evil Hunter on 19 Apr 08:43 2 answers 7613 views 0 comments

Whenever I open a .dwg or a .dxf file on Pro-E, most of its components and surfaces do no open, so can anyone please help me with this problem?

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  • designart
    designart over 3 years ago

    plz mention the version in autocad you were using .
    mention the version in Pro/E you were using .

    share the dxf file or image along with the question, if you are permitted to do other engineers can understand easily your requirement and help you fix it.

    good luck !!
    below steps are available in internet:

    There are three ways of importing 2D drawing from AutoCAD to Pro/E.

    1. Open a new part file. Activate any sketch feature command you need e.g. extrusion. Go to the sketcher and click on menu bar Sketch->data from file, locate the dwg file of AutoCAD and click ok (don't forget to change the filter to dwg). you will have to tell the position and scale for the sketch and job is done. you can modify the sketch if you want to. The problem in this way is that Pro/E applies the constraints automatically which, most of the times, changes the profile.

    2. Open a new part file. Click on the manu bar insert->shared data->from file, change the filter to dxf and locate the AutoCAD file (make sure that you have saved the file in dxf in AutoCAD), click ok and then you will have to select the coordinate system, you can select the default as well as a new coordinate system. Now any section or any line/curve of the sketch can be used in the new feaures. Use-edge command will be used in the sketcher mode to select the sections. The problem in that way is that you can not edit the profile once you have imported it in Pro/E. But if your profile is final in AutoCad then this is the best way to work.

    3. Use AutoBuildz if you have simple sketches and parts.

    Make sure you are using wildfire 2.0 version of Pro/E. AutoCAD 2004 works fine with that version. The AutoCAD filename should not contain any special characters like , . ; ' & spaces or you will not be able to locate the files.


  • Evil Hunter
    Evil Hunter over 3 years ago

    Designart thank you for helping, but i've already found a way. The problem was I have to first close the autocad file inorder to import it on pro-e. By the still thanks.

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