Viewer - Solid Edge
minxmertzmomo at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 17:49:19 UTC 2005
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 09:52:50 -0700, Robin Laing
<Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca> wrote:
> In the past week I have received two different files that are Solid
> Edge files. I have done a search but I cannot find a Linux version yet.
> I have gone to the manufactures site and looked at their viewer.
> I sent them a message asking for a Linux version of their software.
> Anyone know of a package that may be able to view the files? In all
> cases the files came from a second source and they don't have any
> control of the file format.
> BTW - Wine is not an option.
I don't know if any of these will help you, but I have some
suggestions in case you haven't thought of them.
1) AutoDesk makes AutoCAD viewer programs that are good at reading a
few different CAD formats. Try
I can't tell if you can get them for Linux, but AutoCAD is available
for Unix (I think), so maybe.
2) Many CAD programs have PDF export capability. But you lose the
layers, rotation, etc. Still, maybe that's enough.
3) If the AutoDesk viewer programs can't read Solid Edge files
directly, maybe Solid Edge can save to DXF (I think that's what it's
called--Data Exchange Format, sort of like an RTF for CAD). The
AutoDesk viewer programs can read DXF, as can, probably, any
Linux-based CAD software.
We use DXF here for going between our architecture dept. (AutoCAD on
Windows) and our Design dept. (VectorWorks on OS X).
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