Is there a way to import a Solidworks model into Creo or can someone recommend a free file convertor which would convert this model into a useable file format?
Install SW explore from installation CD of solidworks. If you don't have CD for SW try looking for free download of SW explorer.
32-bit version of Solidworks Explorer can be downloaded from Internet.
It can be used in combination with CR2 32-bit, only.
64-bit version of Solidworks Explorer is available on Solidworks installation DVD, only.
It can be used in combination with CR2 64-bit, only.
I did wonder about this as I tried to download Solidworks Explorer from the internet but I got an error message when I tried to install it onto my computer.
if I remember it well I tested Solidworks Explorer 2014 SP4 32-bit in June 2014 with Creo Parametric 2.0 on Windows 7 64-bit successfully. I downloaded Solidworks Explorer from Service Packs, Simulation, PDM, 3DVIA Products, SOLIDWORKS Viewer, Free CAD Tools Downloads | Windows, Mac, Linux | SOL… page. Now there is Solidworks Explorer 2014 SP5 32-bit available on this page.
I have managed to install Solidworks Explorer and I can now view an image of the part but it won't allow me to do anything with it. Is there a way to save this file as a different file type so that I can open it in Creo?
if you have installed 32-bit version of Solidworks Explorer, you have to install 32-bit version of Creo Parametric 2.0. Do you have this "software combination" installed on your computer ?
If your answer is YES, then simply run 32-bit version of Creo Parametric 2.0, click File > Open, change filter to *.* to see all files, select SLDPRT and open it.
Unfortunately I could not download the 64-bit version of Solidworks Explorer and therefore could not import the Solidworks files. However, I did receive a .stp file version of the part from the manufacturer and have since not looked at importing the Solidworks file.