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. Optional: 3DEXPERIENCE Users: If the Open from 3DEXPERIENCE dialog box appears, click This PC.
  3. Set Files of type to DXF (*.dxf).
  4. Browse to a file and open it.
    The model is converted immediately into a SOLIDWORKS part, or the DXF/DWG Import Wizard appears.
  5. In the DXF/DWG Import Wizard, select Import to a new part, then click Next.
  6. On the Drawing Layer Mapping tab, click Next.
  7. On the Document Settings tab, select Import this sheet and as 3D curves/model, then click Finish.