A Programming Language Approach to CAD Interoperability

About the Software

This software package demonstrates the fundamental basis of the programming language approach to CAD interoperability. This is a proof-of-concept tool that can only convert 2D sections containing lines and points in one direction: from Pro/Engineer to SolidWorks. These lines and points can be defined with the dimensions and constraints listed below. No 3D part files can be converted because the features have not been covered in our research. Please feel free to download the package and then follow the Installation and User Guide for configuration instructions. It is necessary to have both Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks installed on your computer in order for the package to work correctly. For more information, softwar and/or documentation, please contact Jeffrey McPherson.

About the Authors:

John Altidor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jeffrey McPherson is an Graduate Research Assistant in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


The work for this project was funded by the National Science Foundations under award number 1135547 and is part of the I/UCRC REU: Collarborative Research: Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for e-Design: IT Enabled Design and Realization of Engineered Products and Systems.