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Importing AutoCad into SolidWorks.  Anyone know?

Question asked by Sharon Anderson on Aug 1, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2011 by James Imes

I have recently started a new job where my boss uses autocad and I use solidworks.  Last week he created a model and sent me an iges to import into solidworks which I did.  It now needs to be modified but I can't seem to do it.  First of all it saved it as an assembly so I turned around and saved it as a part but it still won't let me modify it.

 

This model looks like a channel, 3 inches high, 3 inches wide and 12 inches long.  I need to reduce it to 2-1/2 high and wide with a small flange at both ends for screws.  I was going to cut a 1/4 inch off thru the top on both sides of the flange.  I did make the cuts but now can't get them back together.  At this point I don't have a clue as to what to do.  I don't even know if I'm bringing the model in right.

 

Anyone know anything about doing this?  I can really use your knowledge.

 

Thanks, Sharon

sanderson@i2systems.com

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