View Full Version : What do I need to view a SLDPRT file

j king
02-05-2010, 06:07 PM
Title says it all. I dont want to buy solidworks and when I serched google everyone is wanting to "check" my puter. Scares me. I dont need some crap taking over my computer trying to sell me their software..Thanks Jim

Peter N
02-05-2010, 06:11 PM
You need Solidworks. Or another 3D modeller that can open .sldprt files.
And depending what version it was created with, you need that version or newer to read it, as files are not backward compatible.


John Stevenson
02-05-2010, 06:15 PM
I thought solid works did a free viewer ?


Don't use SW so can't check.

02-05-2010, 06:17 PM
You might try the first item at this SolidWorks page. Our fabricators use similar viewers from SolidEdge unless they have a need for the actual package. Den


Peter N
02-05-2010, 06:23 PM
The free viewer only works if the part is saved as an e-drawings file, which would have a .eprt or .easm file extension.

Rookie machinist
02-05-2010, 06:29 PM
Is the part something you can share? If you send me the part file I can convert it to a jpg, pdf, or a dimensioned drawing.

j king
02-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Rookie. I tried to put it in a pm but wouldnt attach.

j king
02-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Trying to view the sterling engine plans on this link.


j king
02-05-2010, 06:53 PM
I tried the solid E drawings. It didnt work. I dont know what I am doing so that is probably the problem..

02-05-2010, 07:03 PM
I just remembered seeing a viewer from Oracle last week and wondering why Oracle would be interested in this business. There is a 30 day free trial which could be fully functional or might be crippled ... worst case would be with no printing support :eek:

It opens part, drawing and assembly files. Alibre will open SolidWorks part and assembly files but not drawings.


Incidentally, you've got 31 files involved in that Stirling project.


j king
02-05-2010, 07:11 PM
31?? Lol... It only has several parts!

02-05-2010, 07:35 PM
How's your French ?

biellle piston.SLDDRW
arbre moteur.SLDDRW
volant d'inertie.SLDDRW
cylindre piston + coulisseau.SLDDRW
manivelle déplaceur.SLDDRW
plateau supérieur.SLDDRW
manivelle piston.SLDDRW
cylindre piston + coulisseau.SLDPRT
plateau supérieur.SLDPRT
colonne support.SLDDRW
plateau inférieur.SLDDRW
biellle piston.SLDPRT
manivelle déplaceur2.SLDPRT
Support de déplaceur.SLDPRT
plateau inférieur.SLDPRT
volant d'inertie.SLDPRT
colonne support.SLDPRT
biellle déplaceur2.SLDPRT
manivelle piston.SLDPRT
tige déplaceur.SLDPRT
manivelle déplaceur2.SLDDRW
tube déplaceur.SLDPRT

Ok, 30.

Here's a .jpg view from one perspective.


John Stevenson
02-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Down loaded just the e viewer program, not the publisher and it opens the Sterling part and drw files OK here ?


j king
02-05-2010, 08:25 PM
That worked John. Thanks once again! Jim

Michael Hall
02-05-2010, 08:53 PM
I believe Rhino can import a .sldprt file. If you don't have access to Rhino you can download a trial version. Or maybe a Rhino user can convert them to a format that you can use.