I am unable to access a part file to modify it to meet my design needs.
.igs files are common between CAD programs
I have never had a situation, from GRABCAD, where a file is READ ONLY.... Some file formats are for visual only... Look, but don't touch... These files are usually very small... And can only be seen with a solidworks viewer.. Mastercam dosn't recognize the format... And those are useless.. As there is no CAD data to be had... Just a 3D picture...
To modify a part file, one must save the parts that are useful, and re-draw the parts that are unsuitable... Have you got that far yet?
Hi Kathy, I have not got that far yet. I don't understand, it the file I downloaded is read only, how can I save and re-draw any features that are unsuitable? Is there some way to convert the file from read only?
Ah.... So the problem is that you are not familiar with Solidworks? I am not that familiar with that program either.. I mostly use it for converting to Mastercam... Is this accurate?
I've been using SW for several years, but I've never come across part files that were read only. At this point I'm stuck. Do you know if all the files that are available from GrabCad read only?
This one is already IGES
Sorry Kathy, that not the correct file. The file I'm working with is for a butterfly hinged cap.
Design your own.