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Import a 3D PDF into SolidWorks (2010)?

Question asked by Christopher Thompson on Mar 18, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 18, 2011 by Christopher Thompson

Is it possible to import a 3D PDF file into SolidWorks (SW 2010)? I have tried using ScanTo3D add-in (part of SW Premium), and cannot import or extract the data from a 3D PDF into SW. If you know of a method, please post the link to it.


I have requested the files be sent to me either as a Parasolid (*.x_t), STEP, or IGES. At this time, I do not know the CAD format used to create these files. I also have Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3.0, but could not import the 3D PDF into Pro-E unless there is a setting I am overlooking. I am guessing these files could have come from a later version of Pro-E (Wildfire 5.0 or Creo elements / Pro) and exported as a 3D PDF.