Back in the early 90’s, Cadkey made a change that required a conversion utility to upgrade older files to their current format. I’m not sure what. Sylvain Dugas wrote in article > Hi! > One of our suppliers has given me a set of drawing he did. CAD Forum – convert cadkey | CAD tips for AutoCAD, LT, Inventor, Revit, Map, Autodesk, HP.

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Results 1 to 5 of 5. We have recently found the need to pull up some old jobs done in This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. For some reason when I try to do it as a batch using wildcards, it errors out after only 3 or 4 files. It’s probably a C prompt command. If there’s just a few, send them over and I tl do them for you.

Even though the sketch can be an imported drawing, it must be imported into a sketch in a part document. The files are in ocnvert root Cadkey folder. Cadkeu biggest problem we found was that Cadkey will import the AutoCAD drawing entirely as white lines, which t you can imagine can be frustrating to try to see against its standard white background Digital Transformation may be defined in a number of different ways by analysts or enterprise software vendors.

FYI, they won’t run on a bit machine but we still have plenty of 32’s around. Trying to make it painless for the customer. In caddkey, you’ll spend a great deal of time across several file formats to find a mix that will export solids, surfaces, wireframe and detailing. I found this by accident.


Boy, this is a real flash back! See also our custom CAD application development. Exporting 3D Print Files.


Thanks for you help!!! Import of Visual Properties.

Cadkey went a few years naming their versions 2. Autodesk products builds. The best way may be to simply export the files as DXF or DWG from cadkey, it is really painless for the customer also. I work donvert an aerospace company in Connecticut and am considering either switching from Cadkey to another software or staying with Cadkey and upgrading to Version 20 Workshop Here is the message I get when I try to open any Cadkey files created before In a part document, import a drawing into a sketch or construct a new sketch.

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I would be interested as well; my company recently merged with another. I have not tried the IGES export from a cadkey solid, but go seen it kind of work Do a search on “DWG Converter”.

CADKEY Corporations own developers have indicated their ignorance of these problems and their product by suggesting that the added ability to export wireframe in CK20 SAT files is the solution for sharing data with older versions. Does anyone have a conversion utility still for this? Are you an Engineering professional? Mac, I don’t really remember what version is was at that time. The 2D sketch can be an imported drawing, or it can be a sketch constructed in SolidWorks.

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Extrude the base feature. That was a total disaster. The company is also supposed to be working on a CADL converter for update of the many libraries of customized functions that exist within each user company but, just as the application is unable to properly support the update of old routines, so is it unable to provide updates.


The reason for my original post was that I had a potential client if I could find a good file converter. We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. Web Help Content Version: Any associative features between models and views or detailing will be lost. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. Please enter a title. I was hoping to find something a little less expensive than this one.

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