2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2012 12:14 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Converting .dxf to .slddrw

    Lamonte Bell

      Hello All,

      The problem I'm having is when I do the conversion of these old AutoCAD board drawings every single line comes in as a separate entities. Some of the files are huge, one was 30MB. Is there a different way to convert these? Maybe I could bring it in as a block or something. Thanks in advance for the help.


      LaMonte B.

        • Re: Converting .dxf to .slddrw
          Deepak Gupta

          Try purging the DXF file before importing. Also did you tried copy and paste option??

          • Re: Converting .dxf to .slddrw
            Jerry Steiger



            As Deepak suggested, anything you can do onthe AutoCAD side to clean up the drawing will help. Unfortunately, you are still quite likely to get large file sizes and unwieldy files in SolidWorks. I get injection mold drawings in .dxf format and all the lines and arcs just bog SolidWorks down. Many of them are just painfully slow to work with. I've tried working with them in Draftsight, which seems to be faster, but I dislike the AutoCAD interface and usually end up going back to SolidWorks.


            Jerry Steiger