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Engineering is getting ready to switch over to solidworks 2011. I have 4 seats running latest version of x4. Do i need to update to x5,and if so is the solidworks patch available?

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X4 will not open SW 2011 files..there is no patch

You can have engineering save the files as X_B or X_T and X4 will be able to open them with no problems

X5 can open SW 2011 files right out of the box

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there is no patch

Does anyone know if there will be a patch...? Most of our develope/construction is done in SW and I'm collecting good reason to upgrade to X5....

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X5 does not need a patch to open SW2011 files

It can open them already..

X4 canot open SW2011 files, and never will.

 

both X4 and X5 can open X_B and X_T exports from SW2011 with no problems

 

so if you need to open a SW2011 file and don't have X5 yet, ask your engineer to

Save As X_B. X4 will open the X_B file with no problems

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Just to revive an old thread...

 

X4 canot open SW2011 files, and never will

 

I might have made a miracle, but I just switched to SW 2011 and don't have any problems with opening them in X4 MU3...

 

Any other with same experience?... For me it was one of my main arguments against our IT department to switch to X5....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting.

 

I don't think this is supposed to work but I have X3, X4 & X5 installed plus SW2011 SP2 and I just opened a SW2011 file with X4 MU3

 

HMmmmmm

 

Edit,

 

Just tried it in X3 too, and opened a SW 2011 file into X3.

 

This MUST be related to having X5 installed

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I just tried it. I have a SW 2011 SP2 (64 Bit) native model (created in this version) and it won't open in X4 MU3 " Cannot find Parasolid data in Solidworks file"

 

My guess is, the files you guys did open where probably not created from the start in 2011, just a guess.

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Mine were Dave had SW2011 for months and just did the design on the parts I opened last week. They can't be anything else BUT SW2011

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I cannot and never have been able to open a SW2011(any service pack) file in X4 MU3.

 

I wish I new what you guys are doing to get it to work.

 

I have SW2011 SP3 and it doesn't work either.

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Mine were Dave had SW2011 for months and just did the design on the parts I opened last week. They can't be anything else BUT SW2011

 

 

Well if it's related to having X5 installed on the same PC then that means that CNC could release a patch for this to work but I don't expect they would do that since it won't help their sales getting people to move to X5.

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The part that I fine even stranger is for me they open in X3 too.

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I've got the following installed

X4MU3

X5 MU1

X5 MC for SW beta

SW 2011x64 SP3

X4 MU3 cannot open a sldprt file I created yesterday

I get the "cannot find Parasolid Data in the SolidWorks File" error

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Can't open SW2011 files on X4 MU3 here either, and I've got X5 installed as well

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Can't open SW2011 files on X4 MU3 here either, and I've got X5 installed as well

 

OK, so there's clearly something else happening.

 

I also have Mc4SW's installed but I imagine Guffie does not, so there MUST be something else going on.

 

Hmmm

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As a test, I just created a rectangle and it did not open. I though maybe a simple solid would but not the case. FWIW

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I also have Mc4SW's installed but I imagine Guffie does not

 

I have the basic SW2011 SP3 installed, nothing else and as I wrote, MC X4 MR3... I don't have X5 and has never been on my computer, so it can't have taken anything from there... But the 2010 version of Solid Works was installed on the computer before, but was removed before the 2011 was installed...

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as you sure you are opening files that have been saved in SW2011 and not files

from SW 2010??

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as you sure you are opening files that have been saved in SW2011 and not files

from SW 2010??

 

Mine can only be SW2011

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John,

In your case, a reasonable arguement can be made that X4 is using a newer DLL installed

by X5 , an X5 MU1 beta or X5 MC4SW, but Guffie has never installed any X5 products.

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I just created a very simple file this morning and it's working fine... No problem with open it in MC X4 MU3...

 

I have attached the part I just created as .txt format because all others was rejected.. So if anybody has interest to try to see if it's my MC or my SW there is the reason, then please change it to a ".SLDPRT" file...

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I just had another guy try to create a SW2011 file for me on his computer... It also works fine to open on my computer... I tried both files on the other computer we have, which have exactly the same X4 configuration as mine... The only difference is that I got some .cp6 and .dll files to 5 axis machining from Cimco on mine, but that was back in middle of November before X5 was release and then I have X+ setup sheet for X4 in the C-hooks... Don't consider that to be an reason for anything?...

 

I tried for fun also to open it into the X2 MR2 I have installed and it was working fine as well...

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I just created a very simple file this morning and it's working fine... No problem with open it in MC X4 MU3...

 

I have attached the part I just created as .txt format because all others was rejected.. So if anybody has interest to try to see if it's my MC or my SW there is the reason, then please change it to a ".SLDPRT" file...

 

 

Weird..

I downloaded your file and changed the extension to sldprt

I couldn't open it in X4 MU3 or X5MU1.

It did open correctly in SW2011SP3

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