DXF/DWG File Import Methods

Select the method to open this DXF/DWG file

To open the DXF/DWG File Import page of the DXF/DWG Import Wizard:

  1. Click File > Open.
  2. Select DXF or DWG for Files of Type.
  3. Select the file, and click Open.
  4. In the New SOLIDWORKS Document dialog box, select Drawing and click OK.
Create new SOLIDWORKS drawing Creates a new drawing according to the selected option.

Convert to SOLIDWORKS entities

Imports the file to a drawing with the .dwg or .dxf file entities converted to SOLIDWORKS entities.

Embed as a sheet in native DXF/DWG format

Imports all DWG file sheets in native format (view only) to SOLIDWORKS drawing sheets, which you can view and print. To maintain a link to the source file, select Link to original file.

Import to a new part Imports .dwg or .dxf file data as a 2D sketch or 3D curves or model.
You can also convert the sketch to a 3D part. See 2D to 3D Conversion Overview in the main SOLIDWORKS help.
Import MDT data from file Imports Mechanical Desktop files as both models and layouts. When you click Next you skip Drawing Layer Mapping and go directly to Document Settings.