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Old 09-14-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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File extension .prt -- what software is available.


Can anyone recommend software to open and view/paper-print CAD files with this .prt extension please.

I don't need to use the files to laser cut the images but just to generate and preview the layout/design/shape Etc.

Preferably in the Ubuntu repository. (I have searched but nothing is jumping out)

THANKS....

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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What CAD software and what type of printer is the output generated for? Is the print file text or binary?
 
Old 09-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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I'm in the early stages of putting togeter a bill of quantities to build a 3D printer.

I have several .prt files which are used to laser cut aluminium (or other materials) parts.

(** obviously these parts are 2D images for the cutter **)

I want to look at the individual componants "on screen" to check they are in fact the parts I want before I have them cut.

It would be an expensive mistake to send the twenty two .prt files to the factory and find out they are the wrong ones Etc.

There are also a couple of .asm files.

UPDATE>>>>>>

After a lot of searching I have found the original software company............ MecSoft Alibre.... looks like the files I have can only be opened with their software which is expensive........ What I have learned is that the CAD design world is confusing and there are to many formats which are tied to paid for proprietary software.

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