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 From:  wimverbe
7999.1 
does anyone know how I can get a parasolid x_t file into MoI (preferably on mac)? it's probably a one time thing, and I don't even know if I get the job, so I can't invest in conversion software now.

tnx
wim
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 From:  futagoza (STEFAN)
7999.2 In reply to 7999.1 
Hi wim,

i haven't tried it myself, but if i remember correctly the Onshape online service does allow you to import Parasolid files.
Maybe worth a try.

Regards
Stefan
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
7999.3 In reply to 7999.1 
Maybe Fusion 360 or Onshape? -( if they run on MAC-I have not tested)
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 From:  shane (SHANE_W)
7999.4 In reply to 7999.3 
Fusion 360 will do it. You will need to upload it to the cloud first.

-Shane

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 From:  OSTexo
7999.5 
Hello,

I can convert the file if there is no confidentiality restriction on it. I'm generally wary of cloud services since the files are always remaining somewhere within those systems, it's an IP nightmare.
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 From:  wimverbe
7999.6 
Thanks everyone for the info, but there is a confidentiality issue here, if possible I would prefer to convert it in the office.
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7999.7 In reply to 7999.6 
Hi Wim, I'm not sure that you're going to find any other options than those cloud based programs.

The other thing you could do would be to request that they send STEP (.stp / .step) format files instead of .x_t .

- Michael
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 From:  chrisd (CHRIS_DORDONI)
7999.8 In reply to 7999.6 
Here's a free application that indicates compatibility with Parasolid (x_t) format http://cadexchanger.com/

There is a download for a Windows version but it indicates you have to send a request for a Mac version ... ?
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 From:  wimverbe
7999.9 
I requested another file format from my client and they sent me an igs and a step file. but I can't open either of them. when opening, moi sort of freezes, I can't activate any command, and sometimes the arrow cursor disappears on 3 of the 4 editor windows. when looking in the activity monitor, the wine process is around 100 % all the time, all the rest between 0 and 2. I waited about 45 minutes, then had to force quit moi. the files are 357 and 424 Mb big, could that be the problem?

I have opened many igs and step files before, I know it takes long and the behaviour above is "normal", but here I am stuck.

would it eventually open if I waited long enough?

I hope in V4 there is a better activity indication when opening files.

wim

the mac is a 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 gig mem
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 From:  Michael Gibson
7999.10 In reply to 7999.9 
Hi wim,

> the files are 357 and 424 Mb big, could that be the problem?

Yes, those are pretty large files and may balloon further than that in memory if they include instanced parts.


> would it eventually open if I waited long enough?

Possibly, but it also may run out of memory. For dealing with large files it can be good to adjust some mesh settings to avoid excessive memory consumption. To do that go to Options > View > "Meshing parameters" and set "Mesh angle" to 30 degrees and uncheck "Add detail to inflections". That will make for a somewhat rougher and jaggedy looking shaded surface display but it will also conserve a lot of memory.


> I hope in V4 there is a better activity indication when opening files.

Yes, it's definitely something that I want to improve. Currently MoI is not very optimized for the case of dealing with very large imported files, it's still more focused on it's main initial goal of constructing models yourself.

- Michael
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