Importing DWG Files

You can import DWG formatted files to enhance your libraries (such as symbols and title blocks).

All features in the Management dialog boxes are common, differing only in content. The following steps describe how to import a symbol. It is the same process when importing a title block or a 2D footprint.
  1. In the Symbol management, Title block management, 2D footprint management, or Macro management dialog box, click Import DWG files .
  2. Specify the Symbol (title block) wizard import option and click Next.
    Option Description
    Add files Opens the selection dialog box to let you select DWG files or archive files in a ZIP format, containing symbols, title blocks, or 2D footprints.
    Add a folder Opens a selection dialog box to let you select folders that contain the DWG files used by the import assistant.
    Delete Deletes the selected element from the list.
    A list is created that displays the elements to be imported.
  3. Click Import configuration and select the configuration containing the import parameters.
  4. Import new symbols (title blocks) options.
    Option Description
    Select all Lets you select all the symbols displayed in the list.
    Properties Opens the properties dialog box of the selected symbols (title blocks). When you select several symbols, only the common properties display. Double-click the symbol (title block) to edit the properties.
    Action Assign an action to the symbol, from the list.
    Name Displays the symbol name.
    Description Add a description by editing the properties.
    Unit system Specify the unit system used in the drawing, from the list.
    Class Associate a class with the selected element.
    Library Select the library where to store the element.
    Modification date Displays the date of the import.
  5. Convert and associate the attributes during the import.
    You can convert and associate existing attributes during the import. SOLIDWORKS Electrical manages the imported files using these attributes. To recognize the symbol, you must have the #TAG attribute in the imported symbol.
    Option Description
    Replace by Click ... to select a new attribute.
    Action Select to Replace, Delete, or Do nothing with the attribute.
  6. Save the settings.
    You can save various import settings. You can reuse these parameters when importing new elements.
  7. Click Finish to import the elements, or click Cancel to cancel the import.