I need to import a 3D drawing from a customer, that has the drawing as a IGS, into my Solidworks library for future use. I also need to make the assy into a part.
Is the IGS just a 2d wireframe or surfaces?
To set the general import options:
In the dialog box, set Files of type to one of the following, then click Options.
STEP AP203/214 (*.step,*.stp)
Inventor Part (*.ipt)
Select the file to open, then click Open to import the file as a SolidWorks document.
B-REP mapping. Attempts to import the model by directly mapping topologies using boundary representation (BREP) data. In general, this mode is faster than knitting, especially for complex models. If you select Try forming solid(s) but not B-REP mapping, the SolidWorks application attempts to knit the surfaces into solids.
Do not knit. Imports as surfaces and prevents surfaces from knitting.
Merge Entities (for Inventor Part, SAT, STEP, or IGES).To preserve split lines (redundant geometry) and form a solid when Knit surface(s) or Do not knit is selected.
Import as 3D curves. Imports data as 3D curve data. 2D and 3D curves import as curves. Free points and 2D sketches import as 2D sketches.
(IGES, STEP, UG, and ACIS only). Imports a multibody part as separate part documents in an assembly document. When cleared, the multibody part imports as a part document with multiple bodies.
Checks and repairs errors. Import performance is slower because the software spends time checking and (when possible) repairing the model entities.
When importing a file, Import Diagnostics runs automatically. When cleared, a prompt appears for each import action asking if you want to run Import Diagnostics.
Customizes the tolerance when importing models with very small entities (smallest values on the order of 1.0e-6 to 1.0e-7 meters). When cleared, SolidWorks uses internal tolerance settings, which are too large to properly import and display these small models. Enter a tolerance in the box.
Set the units of measure for the imported file.
Document template specified unit. Use the units specified in the SolidWorks template files under Tools, Options, System Options, Default Templates.
Show IGES levels. Displays the IGES-In Surfaces, Curves, and Levels dialog box if the IGES file contains curves or different levels (or layers).
Map configuration data. Imports STEP file configuration data plus geometric data. Clear to import only geometric data.
Import tool bodies. Tool bodes are used to construct the final bodies. Clear to import only the final bodies.
Open it and save it as a part.
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