4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2010 7:34 AM by Scott McFadden

    2000 dwg to 2006 SW ?

    Tony Smith

      Hi guys

      I am trying to take a 2000 dwg 3d model and convert it to a solid works asm.

      I have had luck converting one layer at a time into a sw part but all of them at once turns the sw part into a bizzare abstact art display.

      Do I have to import each dwg level one part at a time and then start an asm and mate them one at a time?

       

      Thank You!

      Tony

        • Re: 2000 dwg to 2006 SW ?
          Scott McFadden

          Tony,

          I am confused as to what you mean by a 2000 dwg.

          Are you talking about a drawing that was created ion Solidworks 2000?

          • Re: 2000 dwg to 2006 SW ?
            Deepak Gupta

            I'm assuming you are looking to convert 2000 version dwg files into 3d models in SW2006.

             

            Depending on the need, you can convert them into parts and mate them or make a top-down assembly.

              • Re: 2000 dwg to 2006 SW ?
                Tony Smith

                Sorry, yes it's an Autocad 2000  dwg file.

                I was hoping in a few mouse clicks in SW have all 40 layers converted into a SW ASSM.

                Right now they come in as parts all on top of each other.

                I thought Maybe I had the wrong choices checked in my SW import dialog.

                 

                Thanks again

                Tony

                  • Re: 2000 dwg to 2006 SW ?
                    Scott McFadden

                    Tony,

                    I have been doing this for the past 2 weeks.

                    This is the method I have use to create my part models.

                     

                    Start a new part, having just planes and axis.  Select a plane

                    and use this command sequence.

                     

                    Files.jpg

                    Then when you see the draing on the plane you are editing a sketch.  Delete all of the line entities that

                    are not part of the part you are trying to create and once you have your part outline you can use

                    contour select to create your geometry.  I hope this makes sense.

                    Good luck