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

By Rick Simon on 01 Aug 16:36 10 answers 6 comments

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.

10 answers

  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg almost 4 years ago

    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.


    Spark_Plug.U3D, 1.18 MB
    spark_plug.cgr, 443 KB
    spark_plug.prt.1, 4.68 MB
    Spark_Plug.STL, 3.08 MB
    spark_plug.wrl, 3.11 MB
    Spark_Plug.STEP, 1.17 MB
    Spark_Plug.IGS, 1.73 MB
    Spark_Plug_144.IGS, 2.41 MB
    Spark_Plug.x_b, 275 KB
    Spark_Plug.x_t, 483 KB
  • Chris Hill
    Chris Hill over 3 years ago

    You can download e-drawings from here

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

  • Charlie Franko
    Charlie Franko 2 months ago

    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.

  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg about 4 years ago

    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.

  • Rick Simon
    Rick Simon about 4 years ago

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

  • raychtsang
    raychtsang almost 4 years ago

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

  • Ian
    Ian over 3 years ago

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

  • shantanu chauhan
    shantanu chauhan over 1 year ago

    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...???

  • Adrian MB
    Adrian MB about 3 years ago

    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.

  • Marcin
    Marcin over 3 years ago

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

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