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Offline KarlBakker

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Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« on: November 12, 2010, 11:59:39 am »
Hello,

Please help! When I go to import a Solidworks file into Keyshot, I get a message saying the file "does not contain 3D geometry". I have tried using the "Open" and "Import" commands in Keyshot, and I have also tried using the Solidworks Keyshot Plugin. I have tried this with a number of Solidworks files, and none of them work.

Macbook Pro 5,3; 8mb RAM
Bootcamp + Windows 7 64bit
Solidworks 2011
Keyshot 2.1
Keyshot Plugin for Solidworks



guest84672

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 12:03:40 pm »
KeyShot does not support SolidWorks 2011. This is due to the fact that SolidWorks has yet to provide the API.

Offline Speedster

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 03:54:54 pm »
Although not related to the answer regarding SW11, this can happen.  Sometimes when I'm in a rush, and I have the SW10 file open, I'll accidentally try to import the ghosted out icon with the $ prefix.  Gotta be the "real" file!
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Offline KarlBakker

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 04:01:04 pm »
Thomas--I just checked Solidworks Support website and API's are available for Solidworks 2011.                     

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 08:01:00 am »
But not the one we need.

Offline KarlBakker

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 08:45:15 am »
Thomas--do you know of any work around I could use? Like the best Save As file format out of Solidworks, that sees multiple bodies in one part?

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 10:25:33 am »
STEP.

Offline AxelRod

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 09:35:48 am »
when will this be avail?  I need this too.

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Re: Keyshot will not import Solidworks files
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 04:08:53 pm »
Depends largely on SW. Unfortunately this is out of our control.