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

Question asked by Joseph Dunfee on Jun 20, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2016 by Kelvin Lamport

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.

 

-Joe

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