Importing PMI Data

SOLIDWORKS Composer can import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data from SOLIDWORKS models.

To import PMI data, in the Open dialog box, click Import and select Import PMI.

Composer can import:
  • Dimensions
  • Datums
  • Tolerances for dimensions
  • Geometric tolerances
  • Special symbols such as diameters and degrees
  • Surface finishes

To modify the PMI colors during import, select Overwrite color and choose a color, which is applied to all the imported PMI data.

Composer stores the PMI data in the PMI Data (SOLIDWORKS) folder under a root node on the Assembly tab. Select or clear check boxes to hide or show the PMI data.

Composer imports view-based data such as annotation views from SOLIDWORKS and 3D views from SOLIDWORKS MBD. Composer stores these views in the PMI Views (SOLIDWORKS) folder under a root node on the Assembly tab in Composer. The 3D Views and Annotation Views subfolders contain these categories of imported views.

After you import the PMI data into a .smg file, the PMI data is visible in Composer Player. Composer Sync also imports PMI data from SOLIDWORKS models into .smg files.

To enable this functionality from the SOLIDWORKS software, click Tools > Options > System Options > Export > SMG and select Export PMI.

See Composer Help: Input.