Learn about the process of finding and opening STL files and the options.
- [Instructor] Once you've gone ahead and imported…geometry from another software into SOLIDWORKS,…the next step in the process is deciding…whether or not to save that as a part or an assembly file…in the native SOLIDWORKS format…and the implications of that.…Let's walk through a pair of solid assembly…so we can see what I mean.…I'm going to go ahead and navigate to a pair of solid…that I have ready.…You'll notice this is the XT version…and I'm just going to hit Open.…You can see here when I opened this part that originally…was constructed as an assembly file,…this is made obviously by the fact that in the feature tree,…we can see several parts underneath it that are all separate…in creating separate 3D geometry.…
Now if we want to at this point, we can go ahead…and just click Save.…And it'll save it in the location where we found it…and you can say I've saved it before.…So I'm simply going to overwrite that.…And as well as saving the top level, it's also going to push…all of the components that have been used in this assembly…
- 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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