Hi guys, How would I insert a drawing of an aerofoil I have done onto a plane in solidworks?
Duncan, you can use Sketch Picture- begin a sketch on one of those planes and use Tools > Sketch Tools > Sketch Picture, you can then scale it to fit the layout you have already done.
Take a screen capture of the drawing and use the Sketch Picture function.
2017 SOLIDWORKS Help - Sketch Picture
If you have what you want already as a drawing (or dxf/dwg), then open the drawing in Solidworks.
Then select "Convert View to Sketch"
After you have done that, you can select all the sketch entities, CTRL C (for copy), then go to your part and select a plane and CTRL V (for paste) and paste it right onto the plane you want.
You will have to add constraints to the sketch, but it will all be there.
Duncan, we're a little more old school here. We have a number of engineers that simply refuse to move away from ACAD.
Whenever I have to model up some of their work I simply follow the old Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V route. Open the file in ACAD, select the design I want to place into my sketch (Ctrl-C) ... Slide over to my plane within SW and insert (Ctrl-V) the sketch onto the plane. Of course nothing ever lines up right so the only additional thing I have to do is group select everything and move to my origin that I want to use.
Over and above that I don't add any specific relations. I'm a fan of group selecting and using the "Fix" constraint alone. Nothing tells me I'm working on someone else's geometry better than opening a sketch to find it fully defined with not a single dimension to be seen.
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