4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2016 1:39 PM by Kelvin Lamport

    STL file saved as a SW Part can't be moved when placed in assembly

    Joseph Dunfee

      I have some SW parts, which were originally STL files. That is,  I opened the STL file, and saved it as a SolidWorks Part file.


      However, whenever i attempt to use those files in an assembly, those parts are immovable.

      • They are not fixed.
      • If I use the "Move Component" command, it will not permit me to select those parts.
      • If I attempt to use any mates, no part of those parts are selectable.


      Is this a limitatin of SW, that you cannot move or mate to imported STL files?


      Thanks for any advice.