Options for Importing Mesh Files

Several system options are available for importing mesh files and converting them to mesh BREP bodies. You can create a hybrid solid or surface body that includes mesh BREP geometry and standard SOLIDWORKS BREP geometry.

To import mesh files:

  1. In Tools > Options > Import, under File Format, select one of the following:
    • 3MF
  2. Under Import as, select one of the following.
    • Solid Body
    • Surface Body
    • Graphics Body
  3. Under Mesh body options, select one or both of the following for a solid body or surface body:
    • Create mesh bodies bounded by single faces
    • Group facets into faces
  4. Click OK.

If you select Group facets into faces, the software will attempt to group the mesh facets into selectable faces.