SLDXML Import Options

Use the SLDXML import options to specify how sketch data and assembly mate data is read into the SOLIDWORKS document you create using the .SLDXML data exchange format.

You must turn on the SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE Smartlink add-in to access the SLDXML import options.
  1. Click Tools > Add-Ins.
  2. In the dialog box, under Other Add-ins, select Active Add-ins and Start Up for SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE Smartlink.
  3. Click OK.

To access the SLDXML import options:

  1. Click Open (Standard toolbar) or File > Open.
  2. In the dialog box, click Open from This PC.
  3. Set Files of type to SLDXML.
  4. Click Options.
Read sketch data Reads sketch entity and constraint data from the .SLDXML file into the SOLIDWORKS model as follows:
  • Flexible sketch objects are converted to SOLIDWORKS sketch entities.
  • Rigid sketch objects are converted to SOLIDWORKS sketch blocks.

Sketches are created on geometrically equivalent sketch planes and appear at the correct hierarchy level in the FeatureManager design tree.

Read sketch objects in a mechanism sketch as blocks Applies only when the content of the .SLDXML file was created in Mechanism Mode in SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE applications.

Converts both flexible and rigid sketch objects to sketch blocks in SOLIDWORKS.

This option affects .SLDXML files with mechanism sketches only.
Read assembly mates data Data for the following mates is included in the SOLIDWORKS file:
  • Lock
  • Coincident
  • Concentric
  • Parallel
  • Distance
  • Perpendicular
  • Angle
  • Tangent
  • Gear

    Gear mates and rack and pinion mates are mapped to traction mates in SOLIDWORKS. This occurs if the gear rotation in SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE applications is linked to rotation and the gears are tangent to each other.