How to import a downloaded ".SLDPRT" file into Blender? Using VRML 1.0 is not an option

I would like to use SolidWorks fileformats in Blender, but Blender does not allow it to be imported, but most of the content here is in SolidWorks. How can I make it work, I only use Blender, and I'd like to use SolidWorks formats that can be found on this website.

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I asked Andreas Gkertsos to add access to his project to allow people to add renders and files to it but until then, I have taken his file and saved it in a bunch of different file formats. I hope one of these will work in Blender for you, I am not familiar with this software so if you know of a file format that you would like I can try to include it. Hope this helps.

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You can download e-drawings from here

then load in your solidworks file then "save as" stl and then import into blender.

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Many people will upload other formats like STEP or IGES. Is they don't ask them or ask some one from the community to convert a specifics file for you.

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Is there no other way than that? That is really tedious :(

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I use Solid Work 2012 to load .SLDPRT and save as.stl. Then import the .stl files to Blender.

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.stl is the best conversion going from solidworks to blender.

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You can sign up in 3D content central, upload your Solidworks ASM or PART then you can download it in your preferred format included STL.

I often use this way when i don't have acces to solidworks, you don't even have to install any program.

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hi, i use blender on Ubuntu 17.04 but I don't think that makes much of a difference.
so if you don't know how to import files on blender, you click "file", then hover over "import". when you hover over that, it'll show you the available formats you can import into your space.

.SLDPRT isn't an available option. so you have to find a way to convert it into a format that blender accepts. either that or look around for blender add-ons. so far I haven't found a program or add-on that will help you to do either option. but if you google it, you'll likely find some third party software that'll help you out.

good luck.

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reverse engineering software like geomagic may solve this issue.

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how can i import solidworks file in blender, without losing decals (colors and appearance) ?? i tried importing .stl and .wrl in blender, but i lost decals... can anyone help...???

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You can also use FreeCad to convert files to .stl which can be imported to blender easly.

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