Walk through the 2D interface for DWG and DXF files.
- [Narrator] While it's not the preferred method…of receiving data,…Solidworks does give us the ability…to import DWGs and DXFs directly into our part files.…Here you can see some 2D data…that I've downloaded off of McMaster-Carr…of a stainless steel ball valve.…Let's go over to Solidworks…and see what happens when we import this…into a part, and use it to rebuild it into 3D.…Let's start by going to my Open dialog and finding the part.…Now, you see here I've downloaded…both the DWG and the DXF file version.…
I'm going to start by choosing DWG.…Like other geometry that we import,…we want to go down to the dropdown menu…and select DWG from the dropdown…so we can see any options…that might be available to us with that file.…Unfortunately for DWG files, there are no options.…Unlike STEP files and other 3D data,…this is just simply opened and converted.…This makes sense because when we think about it in the end,…2D data is simply points and lines,…and there's not really much to be done.…
I'm going to go ahead and click Open.…
- Opening files from different versions of SOLIDWORKS
- Importing models from online sources
- Importing 3D files
- Importing 2D files
- Exporting 2D and 3D files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Imported Geometry
Imported geometry sources1m 56s
2. Working with 3D Geometry
3. Working with 2D Geometry
4. Exporting from SOLIDWORKS
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