Can you not use the actual model as reference, instead of its drawing views?
Also, why do you say manipulating the DXF sketch is hard to do? There are a lot of sketch tools that make locating and orientating a sketch a breeze.
Welcome to the forum.
There is no direct way to copy drawing views into a sketch.
Your best bet is to get a sketch from the part sketch mode and save that
as a library feature in the design library.
Not understand the difficulty of the imported dxf view. There are move, scale and rotate commands
in the sketch toolbar that should help with this.
Thanks. I was hoping that there was an intuitive/ easy way to do this. I'm taking the cross section of an older design we are redesigning as an underlay. The reason to use the drawing view is that it's a compilation of sketchs with the most info. There is not one single sketch to use as a cross section. When I import the dxf file it has many line segments that complicate the task to open - move - manipulate. We have an appropriate graphics card and 18gigs of ram so not sure why its such a dog to do. I can import a simple file and move it but I'm trying to develop complicated product not a box.... Thanks for the response(s) I'm in the process simplifing the the view to convert.
Sketch Picture has also been difficult because the image imports out of scale.
No problem. Sorry there wasn't an easier solution.
Sometimes we all have to improvise to get what we need.
I don't have time to test it out now, but can you:
1. select all the edges in a drawing view. use convert entities to convert them to native sketch objects.
2. Copy all the lines.
3. Paste into a sketch opened in a part file
DId you try inserting your DXF into a sketch as a block?