Do you lose dimensional accuracy when copying a profile from AutoCAD to solidworks?? Example a perpendicular in ACad becomes 89.99999999998 degrees when brought into SW. Any experience with this? Any comment appreciated. Cheers!

Do you lose dimensional accuracy when copying a profile from AutoCAD to solidworks?? Example a perpendicular in ACad becomes 89.99999999998 degrees when brought into SW. Any experience with this? Any comment appreciated. Cheers!

I’ve pretty much given up the copy/paste from others… fixing their problems takes longer than doing it right yourself.

AutoCAD and SW use different "kernels" to do the math for the geometry, 2D and 3D. so yes, there can be rounding errors when going from one to the other. it is usually good practice to use fully defined sketches in SW - this would usually require the addition of sketch relations (vertical, horizontal, perpendicular, etc.) when copy and pasting from another source.

AutoCAD and SW use different "kernels" to do the math for the geometry, 2D and 3D. so yes, there can be rounding errors when going from one to the other. it is usually good practice to use fully defined sketches in SW - this would usually require the addition of sketch relations (vertical, horizontal, perpendicular, etc.) when copy and pasting from another source.