same problem here
using SW12 SP1 & autocad 2013
I used to do it very often, the company updated my system now I cannot do it
Are the lines in Autocad within 500 metres of the origin? It's good practice to "clean up" the dwg, move the lines to 0,0 and than copy them to SolidWorks.
You might also want to try inserting the dwg as a block in a part sketch. You can than link to the dwg and it will update when the dwg is changed.
your method didn't worked for me,
Sketch IS NEAR 0.0
using AutoCAD 2013 and saved as 2000
and SW12 SP1
I am trying to send the dwg sketch I want to copy from AutoCAD but cannot find an option to attach it
I think you are referring to the Workflow to insert dwg as block:
- Start new part.
- Create a new sketch on a plane.
- Pull down menu Tools-->Blocks-->Insert..
- Choose "Browse..."
- Browse to the correct folder, change the filter from *.sldblk to *.dwg or *.dxf and select the file.
- Select "Link to file".
- Click on the origin to position the block.
- Check the line length, if its wrong, create a new AutoCAD drawing and copy and paste the lines from the original AutoCAD file in the new AutoCAD file first. Than start over with the new file.
If you are trying to attach a file to your post, I think the quickest way is to edit (bottom left via "actions") an exisiting comment, you can than attach a file on the bottom right hand corner.
Thanks for your time and sharing knowledge my friend!!
It did work pretty good
Try to paste the autocad sketch into a SW drawing first then copy/paste onto a sketch plane.
make sure your drawing scale is full scale.
Already tried this option also and didn't work.
I used to be able to cut and paste too but after an update it stopped working. Oh joy. But I did find that if I created a AutoCAD file of just what I want to cut & paste I can insert that DWG file just fine. I use WBLOCK to get the certain part I want out of AutoCAD. Then when that DWG is created you have to open that file and move the line work near 0,0. I put what ever point on the line work that I want as my origin in SW on 0,0. Then follow Richard Bremmer's steps 1-6. The only other thing I have to watch out for is that sometimes SW switches the units during insertion. You can check that during the insertion though. Its more annoying than it used to be but still pretty easy.