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Parasolid File Version

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jake_Steidy, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Jake_Steidy

    Jake_Steidy Member

    Hello All,

    I am trying to use some Alibre created files with a CFD software. I am encountering problems with the Parasolid files Alibre exports. I wanted to know if anyone had information on what version Parasolid Alibre exports to?

    Thanks,
    Jake
     
  2. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    Looking at the schema in an .x_t exported file, I would say that it's either Parasolid v12.1 or v13.2? The PART3; TRANSMIT FILE and SCH tags are different!

    Have you tried importing the Alibre file into a separate 3rd Party viewer to see what that does?
     
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  3. Jake_Steidy

    Jake_Steidy Member

    I have not tried that yet but I will give it a try Simon! Thanks for the helpful information about the " The PART3; TRANSMIT FILE and SCH tags" being different that should be useful information to support!

    Best,
    Jake
     
  4. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    I tried exporting one of my simple models to Parasolid x_t and then open it in a free on-line Parasolid viewer (https://3d-viewers.com/parasolid-viewer.html) and it just comes up blank! So, I suspect something about the export is not right.

    Edit: Downloaded a few Parasolid example files and they all work fine with the free viewer above, so it is related to the Alibre exports.
     
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  5. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Not definitive - but my Parasolid exports from Alibre open fine in eDrawings (from SolidWorks - who use the Parasolid kernel).
     
  6. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    Looks like the HOOPS Exchange (which is what I believe Alibre v2019 onwards uses) file exporter uses v12.1 ...

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  7. Jake_Steidy

    Jake_Steidy Member

    Awesome thank you guys for your detective skills! I will definitely relay this to my CFD software support and see what they come up with.

    The version my CFD software uses is V33 so it either is a different type of format than parasolid 6,7 or hoops is that far behind in software implementation?

    Thanks,
    Jake
     

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