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Copying and Pasting from AutoCAD to SolidWorks

You can copy and paste entities from an AutoCAD DXF or DWG file into SolidWorks part, assembly, and drawing documents.

In the SolidWorks drawing document, the lines, arcs, notes, annotations, and so forth that you paste are attached to either a drawing view or the sheet, whichever is active. The pasted entities inherit scaling, grouping, visibility, and other properties from the drawing view or sheet.

In SolidWorks part and assembly files, you must select a planar face onto which you paste the entities as a sketch.

To copy and paste entities from AutoCAD to a SolidWorks drawing document:

  1. In AutoCAD, open a DXF or DWG file. This example shows a DWG file. Select the entities inside the box, then click Edit, Copy.

  2. In SolidWorks, open the SolidWorks drawing document into which you want to paste the entities. Click inside the sheet in the graphics area where you want to paste the entities.

  3. Click Edit, Paste to paste the entities onto the active sheet.

    AutoCAD file entities

    AutoCAD file entities pasted into SolidWorks document



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