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DXF/DWG File Import Errors and Warnings

The DXF/DWG translator alerts you if there are problems encountered when you import a DXF or DWG file. Three error messages can appear:


Summary Dialog Box Information

Details Dialog Box Information



Number of points outside modeling limits

Entity type, handle, and location information for each point

This error message appears only for spline and crosshatch entities.

The modelling range is -500.00 meters to +500.00 meters, or the equivalent value in other units. Coordinate values outside this range are outside modelling limits.


Number of entities that could not be imported

Entity type, handle, and reason for failure to import



Number of dimensions whose displayed values differ from the actual measured value

Entity type, handle, displayed value, and actual value


To see an example of DXF or DWG file import errors and warnings:

  1. Open a DXF or DWG file that contains entities that cause import errors.

  2. In the DXF/DWG Import Wizard, click Finish.

The translator imports the file into SolidWorks. Because the file contains entities that cause import errors, the Summary of DXF/DWG Import Errors and Warnings dialog box appears with the relevant error messages listed in summary format.

  1. Click any of the following:

  • Open Report. Generates an *.err text file containing details of the import errors. The file is located in the same directory as the DXF file and contains the same information shown as Details.

  • Details. Displays details of the import errors. This contains the same information as Open Report.

  • Summary. Displays a summary of the import errors.

  1. Click Close.

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