Exporting CAD to Parasolid Format

Export the geometry in Parasolid CAD format.

Note: Only the final geometry is exported. The full creation history is lost, similar to creating a primitive.
  1. On the Home tab, in the File group, click the  Export icon. From the drop-down list select the  Geometry icon. From the drop-down list select Parasolid (*.x_t / *.x_b).

    Figure 1. The Export dialog model dialog.
  2. Select one of the following:
    • To export the Parasolid model in text format, select Text.
    • To export the Parasolid mode in binary format, select Binary.
  3. In the Topology type field, select one of the following:
    • Manifold
      A manifold body is any body that can exist in the real world or could be manufactured. Wire bodies must be one-dimensional open (linear sections with two endpoints) or closed (loops with no endpoints); they may not contain junctions. Sheet bodies must be two-dimensional open or closed and may not contain junctions.
    • General
      General bodies differ from manifold bodies in that they usually cannot exist in the real world. They are often idealized representations of bodies, for example, infinitely thin sheets joined in a T-junction. Bodies of mixed dimensions are also general, for example, a body with wires, sheets and solids.
  4. In the Version field, from the drop-down list select a version between 16 and 27 (latest).
  5. [Optional] To export only the selected geometry, click the Export selection only check box.
  6. Click the OK to export the geometry and to close the dialog.