Currently running creo 2.0 but the legacy cad program at the company i work for is I-deas.
We have thousands of drawings (not 3d models) in i-deas and i would like to import these into creo as i-deas is no longer stable.
I have seen posts about adding configs (intf3d_ideas_run_command, intf3d_ideas_import_filter etc) to allow import of .mf1 and .pkg files but not managed to get this working yet...
Has anyone done something similar before but been successful?
Are there any other ways to batch import i-deas data into creo?
if you have active Global Support at PTC, then you can contact PTC Support ...
I guess that user must own license of special Interface for I-DEAS module to be able to import I-DEAS files.
Functionality to import of I-deas data was available till Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0. In higher versions you can look for SUPRTB.
I am still none the wiser about how to import I-DEAS drawings into Creo.
I visited the link you have shown but the article refers to (like you said) pro/e wf 2.0 - 4.0.
Thank you for your input but i have googled "supertab" and come up with nothing.
PTC/Help for ProE Wildfire 4.0 tells us:
You can import I-DEAS file types .mf1 (model) and .pkg (package). The .mf1 and .pkg files are packages of multiple parts and assemblies. You can install I-DEAS and Pro/ENGINEER on separate workstations. Install Pro/ENGINEER on a server machine or the local workstation. Install I-DEAS on a local workstation or run it from a server machine. However, they must be installed on the same platform type. The .mf1 model files can only be imported from within projects of the I-DEAS Project Database and not from any other location. The .pkg files can be imported from the working directory or any other location.
You cannot directly open I-DEAS parts and assemblies as individual files in Pro/ENGINEER. Instead, you can filter a selected .mf1 or .pkg file during import to pick parts and assemblies to include in the import. The models are imported as components of a top-level assembly, but this assembly is only a 'package' necessary for the import process. You can discard this top-level assembly after import is complete and you have saved the 'component' models.
You cannot append or assemble a .mf1 or a .pkg file to an existing Pro/ENGINEER part or assembly. You can only access this import file through File > Open. You cannot redefine the reference file of an imported feature and select a .mf1 or a .pkg file as the replacement file.
What you need:
I think that above information is clear .
you cannot import native "foreign" drawings into Creo. This statement is valid for all "foreign" CAD systems.