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DXF 3D Files

The DXF 3D translator extracts ACIS information from a DXF file, if that information exists in the file, and imports it into a SolidWorks part document. If a DXF file contains multiple bodies or an assembly, SolidWorks creates an assembly document.

Note the following translator limitations:

  • It is not a 2D to 3D converter.

  • It does not import wireframe data from DXF files.

To open a DXF 3D part:

  1. Click File, Open.

  2. Set Files of type to DXF (*.dxf).

  3. Browse to a file, then click Open.

The model is converted immediately into a SolidWorks part, or the DXF/DWG Import Wizard appears.

  1. In the DXF/DWG Import Wizard, select Import to a new part, then click Next.

  2. On the Drawing Layer Mapping tab, click Next.

  3. On the Document Settings tab, select Import this sheet and as 3D curves/model, then click Finish.

Version Information

The DXF 3D translator supports DXF 3D files from AutoCAD version R14 and above.


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