How Do I import a 2D .DWG into a part for 3D conversion?
Ah, everything is drawn in paperspace.
You need to move geometry to model space.
Then you can open in Solidworks.
When you open DWGs, the Import Wizard appears. It asks whether you want to import the DWG as a drawing, or as a sketch in a part. Either would probably work. If you import it as a drawing, you can always paste the entities into a sketch in the part environment.
Hope this helps!
When I import as a .DWG, the preview screen shows all my layers and imports the selected ones into drawing. However, once in the drawing, no 3D conversion is allowed.
If I import as a 2D sketch (as suggested for 3D conversion), the preview screen is blank, although it still lists my layers. When I press finish, I get a blank drawing, but the 3D tools do appear - albeit useless.
I've never had that happen (blank screen), but I don't import .dwg into parts very often. Try running an RX and send it to your VAR.
Regarding the following comment:
"However, once in the drawing, no 3D conversion is allowed."
The idea here would be to select the entities you want to 'convert' into 3D, go to Edit>>Copy. Then, open up a new part. Begin a sketch, or simply select a plane/planar face. Go to Edit>>Paste. You can't extrude into 3D shapes in 'drawings' (.slddrw), but you can do this in 'parts' (.sldprt).
Can you post the file?
looking for a way to attach a dwg file...
got it. see attached
Wow! Awesome! I'll have to learn how to do that in autocad.
in paperspace, window select, all and cut (ctrl+x)
switch to modelspace and paste (ctrl+v)
Ah Yes, makes sense now! Thanks Again!
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