Importing Drawings into Part Documents

You can import a 2D drawing directly into a sketch in a part document for conversion into a 3D model.

To import a drawing into a part document:

  1. Open the drawing (.dwg or .dxf file) in SOLIDWORKS.
  2. In the DXF/DWG Import dialog box, select Import to a new part and click Next.
  3. On the Drawing Layer Mapping tab, edit the sheet name and click Next.
  4. On the Document Settings tab, select Import this sheet and to a 2D sketch.
  5. Click Finish.
The drawing appears as Sketch1 in the FeatureManager design tree. To continue with the conversion, edit the sketch and extract new sketches.