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InsertDwgOrDxfFile2 Method (IFeatureManager)

Inserts a DXF/DWG image feature.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function InsertDwgOrDxfFile2( _
   ByVal FileName As System.String, _
   ByVal DxfDwgImportData As System.Object _
) As Feature
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFeatureManager
Dim FileName As System.String
Dim DxfDwgImportData As System.Object
Dim value As Feature
value = instance.InsertDwgOrDxfFile2(FileName, DxfDwgImportData)
Feature InsertDwgOrDxfFile2( 
   System.string FileName,
   System.object DxfDwgImportData
Feature^ InsertDwgOrDxfFile2( 
&   System.String^ FileName,
&   System.Object^ DxfDwgImportData



Name of the DXF/DWG image file


Return Value




Before calling this method, select a plane or planar surface on which to place the image.

This method:

  • returns NULL if the file contains solid bodies data.
  • is not supported for use in assembly documents.

When importing DXF/DWG data, you can:

  • Let SOLIDWORKS determine the default values:

    • Paper size and sheet scale are computed to fit the input data.
    • Length unit is determined from the header of the input DXF/DWG file.

    • Sheet name is the same as the layout name in the input DXF/DWG file.

     - or -


  • Getting the IImportDxfDwgData interface does not get default values from the input file. Any values not set by you are set to the values computed by SOLIDWORKS.

  • If the DWG/DXF file has multiple sheets, use these methods with a valid layout name in the Sheet argument to set up sheet specific settings, which override the default settings. If any of the individual items are not specified for a given layout name, the value used is from the defaults (layout name ""). If the default value is not specified, SOLIDWORKS computes and uses a meaningful value for that item.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2012 FCS, Revision Number 20.0

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