We desperately need to do this fast, so we’d appreciate any help in getting them imported into SolidWorks.
We’ve tried to open them from the solidworks “Open” menu as ProE parts, Unigraphic parts, and regular “Parts” and SolidWorks asks, as usual, whether to use knitting or full analysis, etc, but upon clicking “OK” nothing happens.
If you have Pro.E installed on your computer, you should be able to just natively import files.
Do you have the team login to the Pro.E (FIRST Portion) of the site? I’m pretty sure you can download Pro.E from there and try native import or use Pro.E to spit out a step like what Lisa mentioned earlier.
I do not have ProE or a login to the FIRST Portion of their website.
I am however downloading Creo Elements, which is what we used last year for FTC to open these models. Whether I’ll be able to use it or not (haven’t seemed to acquire a product key) will be a question I’ll have an answer to in the next hour.
If you are not a member of the Autodesk Education Community it is an easy process to sign up. Once you are logged in you can set the year filter to 2013 and Category to Competition Field Step. Refer to attached image.
I have modeled most of the field including the pyramids, goals etc, but left off some of the details that I did not think were critical to helping you plan for the competition. Let me know if this works for you.