• Is it possible to bring individual face colors from Autodesk Inventor into Solidworks?

    Is it possible to bring individual face colors from Autodesk Inventor into Solidworks via the 3D Interconnect interface?  We can get individual face colors to come through via STEP but I can't seem to figure out ...
    Brad McDermott
    last modified by Brad McDermott
  • Solidworks 2020 not exporting text in iges format.

    I have tried all combinations of export settings but nothing seems to work. its been happening since I upgraded to 2020 Sp1. does anyone know how to fix it?
    Satnam Singh
    created by Satnam Singh
  • Free Solidworks OBJ Exporter v2.0

    Hello people, Here is a free macro, suitable for SW2005 and up, to export your models in Alias|Wavefront .obj format complete with .mtl and textures. The macro works with parts and assemblies and configurations. It...
    Neil Larsen
    last modified by Neil Larsen
  • SW to .dwg conversion with title block viewport?

    When i save a SW drawing to dwg format i get the title block and drawing borders on to Autocad model space. As you know, this is leads to scale problems if the model views in SW are not in 1:1 scale. Ideally i would...
    Theodoros Dragonas
    last modified by Theodoros Dragonas
  • Export to DWG/DXF Text Issue

    We have used AutoCAD in the past for all of our drawings, but are now using SolidWorks for design of mechanical parts.  We have developed a drawing template that closely matches the AutoCAD that we can use in Sol...
    Ryan Scott
    last modified by Ryan Scott
  • Autocad to Solidworks

    Can you import a 3D autocad file into Solidworks and keep all of its contents?
    1-G0JO1G
    last modified by 1-G0JO1G
  • SW 2017- Is there a best practice procedure for importing AutoCAD 3d solids into Solidworks?

    Is there a best practice procedure for importing AutoCAD 3d solids into Solidworks? Is it better to export direct from AutoCAd to say *.stp or *.igs and then import into Solidworks. I have used both methods but invar...
    Stephen Scotland
    last modified by Stephen Scotland
  • Hide dimensions included from a pro e file

    When I import a pro e file into SolidWorks the model shows all dimensions in the assembly view. How do I hide them?   Under View - Hide/Show: Hide all types are marked  
    Hans Johannesson
    last modified by Hans Johannesson
  • How to have solidworks reuse common parts during import

    I have an IFC file with 1000's of box section (all identical in tekla) but solidworks converts them all into separate parts. Is there any way of getting SW to just reuse the one part file for all of these box section...
    Owen Johnstone
    last modified by Owen Johnstone
  • PMI Export?

    So we are using Zeiss Calypso and a Contura CMM to inspect our parts.  We save all of our models as STP (step) files so we can import them into Calypso.  My question is though, is there anyway to export the ...
    Mark Cogean
    last modified by Mark Cogean
  • "Import Each layer to a new sketch" never enabled.

    This little feature was introduced a couple of releases ago (maybe 2010) and at the time it was announced I was pretty excited about it since I frequently had to import PCB layout drawings from AutoCAD into SolidWorks...
    John Burrill
    last modified by John Burrill
  • How do I enable the Ansys add-in?

    How do I enable the Ansys add-in? I have Ansys workbench installed on the same computer.
    Voicu Eduard
    last modified by Voicu Eduard
  • Is there a way to save 3D dimensions as mesh along with the solid body? Or is there any other way of transferring 3D annotations to AR/VR environments.

    Is there a way to save 3D dimensions as mesh along with the solid body? Or is there any other way of transferring 3D annotations to AR/VR environments.
    Uros Urbas
    created by Uros Urbas
  • Surfaces & Bodies Not Showing On Imported STEP File

    Hi   I have a problem opening a few step files in the past and I am starting to worry about it. I work with a lot of clients and suppliers that sends me step files to put into my renders, but then I only ge...
    Justin Pargiter
    last modified by Justin Pargiter
  • Step file conversion issues.

    My customer has sent me a solidworks assembly step file. I'm able to open and converted/save it as a solidworks file. It open 's fine and I can see all the part listed. But once I save it and try to reopen it/them, al...
    E. Aldenbrook
    last modified by E. Aldenbrook
  • solid edge to solidworks

    i am wanting to open solid edge drawings in solidworks. what do i need? we have someone in hungary using solid edge that is sending me .stp files which enturn making me have to recreate the drawing he already has. i w...
    Jim Buckallew
    last modified by Jim Buckallew
  • Making section frames from a model

    Hello everyone,   I am trying to acquire some section frames that i already make a 3d model of a part.   Basically it is a V-shape frame model which has a closed contour inside.  As you will see...
    Bora Döker
    last modified by Bora Döker
  • 2019 sp5 eDrawings very slow in saving?

    Anyone else experience this?   The very long wait is somewhat worth it?..  I mean,  eDrawings seems to be improved from the past.. but.. what gives... what the heck is it crunching or compressing?&...
    Paul Salvador
    last modified by Paul Salvador
  • Is it Possible to Render a Iges/STEP files in visualize since it doesn't have a Design tree? 

    Just wondering how can i render a IGES file in solidworks visualize?
    Ruban Anthony
    last modified by Ruban Anthony
  • Imported Mesh Error Warning

    We use imported parts in our assemblies and the Import Diagnostics tool doesn't fix all of the errors, as I'm sure many of you are aware. Is there a way to "accept" the part as is to turn the "error warning flag" off?...
    Ken Scott
    last modified by Ken Scott