I design on Solidworks 2014 and I'm asked to make a design in a .dae collada format . I searched the web and found nothing that may help me to export to collada from Solidworks . There was a plugin before but it's not available now . The models needs to go here https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202382 (this might help)
is there any way (even a long and hard way) to export to collada from Solidworks ??
and if there is no way , what can I do to make designs with .dae collada format ?
is there a software that supports .dae and is close to Solidworks in usage ? (I'm very used to Solidworks)
I need help to solve this problem as soon as possible .
You can convert *.sldprt (*.sldasm) to *.dae using SAP Visual Enterprise Author (Deep Exploration in the past)
Another way - you can export *.STL from SW
and use http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/
Thanks Tomek F.
thanks to you both for helping me
and I found a full free accutrans 3d software
this software supports many formats that solidworks supports
I saved .wrl from solidworks and it worked on this software with its colors
I have meshlab and it only gets .stl from solidworks but without colors
colors was my problem
you both helped me a lot and I owe you
I know that SAP is the best but I still cannot download it .... if you can upload it to me on 4shared or any good upload site it will be good and I'll appreciate it
It's not public info :-)
E.g. look here -> https://grabcad.com/library/stiga-flow-1/files/Stiga%20Flow.dae
I really appreciate your help .. Thank you very much :)
Ok . Thanks a lot :)
Thank you very much .. but this lets me add the model to the ibooks, but shows nothing. just blank screen
Can I export from Solidworks to 3ds max and the use the collada plugin to export from 3dmax ??
Thanks a lot :)
I know the easiest way, and said about it
SAP can convert, can redact, optimize, etc., can add colors, add textures (image with your Stiga project was posted before)
And said about alternative ways, like MeshLab or SketchUp, they both works with colors and textures.
In any case - it's your choice.
I don't oppose the alternatives,
but if a person wants add answer to question, let him post answer separately and not in the comments to my post, because I don't understand to whom addressed the answer...
If SW can export to 3ds, then yes, you can do that (I'm not remember about 3ds, because have different plugins, and my version can export to 3ds), but 3ds is also mesh (polygonal) like as *.dae and *.stl so the result maybe not satisfy you,
so try different ways.
What help he did?
I haven't see there *.sldprt to *.dae
there are a problem want y export "Bearing.Stl"