Learn about the process of importing an IGES file.
- [Voiceover] Typically, when dealing with…Legacy or older data in SolidWorks,…you'll come across an IGES file.…This is a universal or non-native format…that can be used for sending 3D data.…A lot of times you'll find this file used…because it's a smaller file with less information in it,…but this can have it's limitations.…You'll run into situations where you'll open up an IGES file…and lose things like surfaces or maybe lines…that you know should be in that file.…Let's go ahead and import an IGES file into SolidWorks…and see what kind of results we get.…
I'm going to start with a simple file…that I downloaded off of McMaster-Carr for a screw.…Going up to my open dialogue box.…Now I'm going to navigate to the location of this IGES file.…So you'll see here that the IGES file is IGS,…which can sometimes be confusing…because the name of the file is IGES.…So don't let that confuse you.…An IGS file is an IGES file.…Now you'll notice that when we open it up…we have no options here available…for Mode, Display States, Configurations or References.…
- 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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