Converting CAD Parasolid to other formats

I downloaded the Hexapod Parasolid model from http://www.pkm.org.ua/2013/06/cad-model-arrived.html but cannot open it directly on FreeCAD, Blender, etc.

Then after searching for a CAD converter I found CADExchanger:

http://www.cadexchanger.com/download.html

Installed it this way:

$ wine msiexec /i cadexchanger_2.5.1_build4182_setup32.msi

Then entered at installed directory:

$ cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/CAD Exchanger/bin

And executed it:

$ wine Exchanger.exe

Then clicked on New, imported the Hexapod.x_t file and converted it to many formats.

Update: A nice open-source software for 3D convertion is called Assimp: http://assimp.sourceforge.net. It doesn’t support Parasolid convertion yet, but I think it could change soon.

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