need a Free DXF editor, which we have relied on as part of Solidworks. company will not pay for another drafting tool. What is available?
i'm using LibreCAD.
there are a few other suggestions in this thread: DraftSight Free Appears to be No More
The problem seems to be much bigger. SolidWorks does not open (import) DXF / DWG 3D files. Previously, this was possible with an extra step with use the DrawtSight. Now we have been deprived of the possibility of opening these files, which seems to be a significant limitation in cooperation with contractors. Maybe new versions SW can read 3D DWG / DXF files?
what version of solidworks are you using?
2019 lets me import dxf/dwg from other programs.
I use them to start sketches usually. Mostly representation of circuit cards.
Bill Turner wrote: [...]2019 lets me import dxf/dwg from other programs.[...]
Bill Turner wrote:
Yes, much years ago this be possible but for 2D file, not 3D. Yoy can open 3D DWG? I have a 2012. or maybe when I reading about this bugs in new versions.
Is this a trick question? SolidWorks, or DSS specifically, wants you to purchase DraftSight. It is much better for them for you to start paying for something that they incorrectly announced would always be free.
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