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Shortcut for Inserting DXF?

Question asked by Anarachnic Lee on Mar 7, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2014 by Deepak Gupta

Hi, all,

 

This is my first post—just now joined this forum so that I could have a chance to ask about something that would greatly accelerate my workflow.  In short:

 

How could I quickly insert a DXF?

 

My workflow is thus:

  • Create a vector of an orthographic projection in Illustrator
  • Import (or, "Insert") the DXF into SolidWorks
  • Align a point of the new sketch to the origin

 

Since I usually don't get the vector right on the first try, I usually have to create between tens and hundreds of DXFs.  Importing and aligning them has been cumbersome.  I managed to get Align as a button on a visible toolbar, but I don't see any such option for inserting DXFs.  Any advice would be much appreciated.

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