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DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER - AutoCAD DXF file import plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER is an AutoCAD DXF file import plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire. It gives Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire the ability to import mesh objects from AutoCAD DXF files as solids models in Pro/ENGINEER.

Pro/ENGINEER already has the ability to read AutoCAD DXF files. However, when importing DXF files into Pro/ENGINEER 3D mesh objects are ignored. DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER gives Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire the ability to read 3D mesh objects in an AutoCAD DXF file and import them as solid bodies in a Pro/ENGINEER part document. A polygon mesh in a DXF file is comprised of a set of triangular and quad faces. DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle and quad and knits them together to create a solid body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created.

AutoCAD DXF file import add-in for Pro/ENGINEER
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DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER is very easy to use. Once installed, it must be loaded into the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire environment. Follow the simple instructions in the ReadMe document which can be found in the installation folder. Once loaded, it adds new commands to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and a submenu called "DXFImport" to the Pro/ENGINEER menu.

System Requirements

Hardware, software and operating system requirements for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform. 

  • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (32 and 64 bit): 4.0, 5.0, Creo Parameteric

  • Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)

 

Download & Purchase

Please download a fully functional trial of DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER by clicking on the "Download Now" button below. To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you on the purchase of '7 day license' so that you may try the software before you purchase a permanent key. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. We are confident that during the trial period (7 days with unlimited runs) you will find DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please return to this page and click the "Buy with/without Subscription" button to place your order. Upon verifying the order you will recieve an e-mail with instructions on how to obtain your permanent key. We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.

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IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.

Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us.

Installation & Usage

Since DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER is a plug-in for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, it must be loaded into the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the plug-in file into Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, simply click on the menu items in the "DXFImport" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!

The 'DXFImport' submenu consists of the following commands:

  • Import - Imports a DXF file

  • Help - Displays the DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER help file

  • Register - Registers your copy of DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER

  • About - Displays the DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER About box

 

AutoCAD DXF file import add-in for Pro/ENGINEER
The DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER submenu

DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a  tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also a PDF version of the help file which you can download by clicking the link below.

Download Product Documentation (PDF)


The DXF File Format

The AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format, developed by Autodesk as their solution for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. DXF was originally introduced in December 1982 as part of AutoCAD 1.0, and was intended to provide an exact representation of the data in the AutoCAD native file format, DXF (Drawing), for which Autodesk didn't (and doesn't) publish specifications.

DXF is probably one of the most widely supported vector formats in the world today. DXF is rich in features, including: support for 3D objects, curves, text, associative dimensioning, etc. Although DXF was developed to represent the data used in a CAD program, it is used by many programs as a "least common denominator" format for the exchange of many different types of data, most commonly vector-oriented information but also text and 3D polygons.


Customization

If you want DXF Import for Pro/ENGINEER to work in a different way to suit your workflow, do let us know. We will customize the plug-in to suit your needs.

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