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Unix to Windows 2000


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I have downloaded files which are UNIX based apparently and am wondering if there is a free binary converter to make them compatable to the Windows or NT environment. Couldn't find any feedback on the forum list that was helpful.

??anyone familiar with this fix?


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Pro/Engineer files made in UNIX open in Windows2000 if versions are same and both licenses are commercial. The converse is also true.

There is no need for converter.



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hmmm.....That is what I thought Israr.

I have been getting a message window to the contrary but will review the parts I have downloaded.

I will enter the error message when I get back to work on Monday. Thanks for the response



I copied all our Pro/E data from an HP-UX server to a windows 2000 server using Maestro NFS to mount the Unix drive on the Windows machine. No other file conversion necessary.


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Well there is a free conversion program, this is if you transfered the Unix files via a non binary format. Then you would need to use the 'dos_to_binary.exe' located in the loadpoint\i486_nt\obj folder of Pro/E. This will then convert an entire directory or directory structure for you.



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If you used non-binary FTP transfer, data will be appended to the files, making them non-usable. Look at the file sizes and see if there is a few bytes difference.


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Hello 1st post.. I ran into this problem the other day and did a google search and I ended up on this thread. I have a few thing to say. I did end up being able to use the files.

The first time I downloaded them I did not use a true ftp data transfer program. I just used a copy/paste method from Internet Explorer. The files were zipped and tared with a tar extention. I use winzip to unzip the files and there is a option in winzip that I unchecked to fix. Goto options/configuration/miscellanious...uncheck the box TAR file smart CR/FL conversion.

I use Window 2000 with Pro_E 2001 and the files came off of a sun unix system running Pro_E 2001.