1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 16, 2017 1:56 PM by Dan Pihlaja

    HOW DO YOU CHANGE A IMPORT FILE TYPE

    Robert Gradias

      HOW DO YOU CHANGE A IMPORT FILE TYPE FROM PDF TO STEP

        • Re: HOW DO YOU CHANGE A IMPORT FILE TYPE
          Dan Pihlaja

          I am not sure that I completely understand the question.

           

          Do you mean, how do I import a STEP File?  To import a STEP file, just open it like you would any Solidworks file.

           

          Or are you asking, how do you convert a PDF to a STEP file?   You can't, ultimately.   PDF and STEP do not speak the same language.  Even a 3D PDF is ultimately just an image file.

           

          You might be able to convert a 3DPDF to an STL file, and then you would have to get some sort of mesher to convert that to a solid (FreeCAD can do this).   But I don't think that there is a direct way.