Is this possible? If so please help.
I am trying to get this 3d wire frame into solid works to make a ¼” walled transition box any help would be greatly helpful.
Good morning William,
Welcome to the forum!
You have up loaded a 2D drawing not a 3D wire frame.
If you have a true 3d wire frame drawing then the answer is yes, it will be helpful in the development when you use SW.
I am pretty sure it is 3d there are differant z planes.
If you used SW to open the file you might have chose to open as a flat 2d
Although created in 3D, the part was created using 2D entities (lines, arcs circles) instead of solid or surface geometry. You can import the 3D geometry as curves and use it to lay out your part, but straight conversion isn't possible.
Good afternoon William,
I opened it up as a dxf file in Draft Sight, my mistake,
What for release do you have? 2012??
Yes 2012 sw
Please bear with me
I am 100% self taught and have been using SW for only a few months now I most likely have a ton of bad habits. Sheet metal parts like this really give me problems. I am sure this is an easy part I just don’t know where to start if to start from scratch in SW.
I'll get a sample together, just hang in there,
Thank you sir.
This is how we would do it here except we would bend the top flange instead of a seperate flange like I have.
I used the file you had and made only a few modifications to it and used those features, planes and sketches as a base for the new parts,
I forgot to attach the other parts in the zip file, so here you go,
Thank you very much for taking the time to do that. I would love to know how you were able to do this.
Where are you located? Send me an email
I am in Sacramento Ca.
I didn't know if your close here,
You had mentioned you liked to know how I did this....
Try to save/export a sat/ASIC file out of Autocad to open in SolidWorks.
Personally, I would just create from scratch in SolidWorks. The part is pretty simple and would probably be more usable then dealing with an import data translation.
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