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How to convert Pro/Engineer (ProE,Pro/E,.asm,.prt) to OrcaFlex (.yml,sim,.owr)?

PolyTrans|CAD+DCC performs mathematically precise CAD, DCC/Animation, GIS and BIM 3D file conversions into all key downstream 3D packages and file formats. Okino software is used and trusted throughout the world by many tens of thousands of 3D professionals in mission & production critical environments, backed by respectable personal support directly from our core development team.



Creo is a family of Computer-aided design (CAD) apps supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC. The suite consists of apps, each delivering a distinct set of capabilities for a user role within product development. They generally compete with SolidWorks, UG NX, CATIA, Solid Edge and Autodesk Inventor.

For over 3 decades Okino has been a primary conversion partner of PTC, especially for our core business focussing on the conversion of their native ProE/Creo (ASM and PRT) and ProductView (PVS, PVZ) files.

Their current product naming can be a bit confusing:

  • Creo Elements/Pro - previously Pro/Engineer
  • Creo Elements/Direct - previously CoCreate
  • Creo Elements/View - previously ProductView

Okino licenses the real and actual ProE/Creo runtime toolkits from PTC directly and hence can guarantee perfect file conversions. Suggested conversion methods include:

  • Via native 'Creo Elements Pro' (Pro/E) files, .asm and .prt.

  • Via PTC .neutral assembly and part files.

  • Via STEP and IGES files.

  • Via native ProductView PVS/PVZ files.



OrcaFlex is a leading package for the dynamic analysis of offshore marine systems. OrcaFlex is renowned for its breadth of technical capability and user friendliness. OrcaFlex is used by offshore engineering business, with others in seismic, defence, ocean engineering, oceanographic research, aquaculture and related fields.

Converting data from Okino's conversion software into OrcaFlex can best be achieved using the DirectX file format, using Okino's bullet-proof DirectX export conversion system. The Orcina WEB site recommends that the exported models not be too large. If you are converting CAD models then you can set the mesh density on each Okino CAD importer. You can also use Okino's CAD-biased polygon reduction system to reduce the models prior to re-export to DirectX file format.