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Align tool does not work when there are around 2000 entities in the sketch

Question asked by Allen Varghese on May 7, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2019 by Dave Laban

Hi I am using SolidWorks 2018 Service pack 4. I use the Align tool found in Tools>Sketch Tools in order to move the origin to a selected point in the sketch.


If I import a .DXF file created in DraftSight as a 2D sketch which contains around 1500 equally divided segments, selecting a point on that sketch after the import into SolidWorks and using the Align tool will successfully move the origin to that selected point on the sketch.


However, in case I repeat the same process except this time I import a .DXF file created in DraftSight that has around 2000 equally divided segments, using the Align tool on SolidWorks does nothing. There is no error message nor is there any indication of any activity. Is this a bug or a limitation to SolidWorks?


EDIT: I have attached two DXF files, one has around 1500 entities, the other one has 2000 entities. To test, import the file into Solidworks as a 2D sketch. Select any point and use the Tools>Sketch tools>Align>Sketch.